Your 33 Black Angels – Lonely Street

by Woody on November 4, 2007

A reader sent us an e-mail recently telling us to check out the band. A quick trip to their MySpace page and I was hooked almost immediately. About a week later, Lonely Street by Your 33 Black Angels arrived, courtesy of a fine Chicago postman.

I slipped Lonely Street into the player on the way to work and was almost giddy. It was like discovering super-chunk peanut butter for the first time. Regular peanut butter is good but super-chunk is great. Most of the bands I listen to are good, but Y33BA is great. (In case anyone was wondering, I passed my creative writing class in college with flying colors. C+)

Your 33 Black Angels have wonderfully catchy licks and brilliant wry lyrics that would make David Berman proud. You’ll hear the low-fi sound familiar from the 90’s and a hint of more current garage rock. A couple of tunes that stood out amongst the rest on one amazing album were “Town & Country,” “Sue” and “So You Say You Want Love?.”

Lonely Street is a 12-song collection that sounds effortless. For a moment I thought I might be able to make a disc like this. My lack of musical skill, inability to keep a beat, and voice that sounds like a cat on pills brought be back to reality. Check out the tracks below and visit them on MySpace to purchase the album and hear more Your 33 Black Angels.

Your 33 Black Angels – Sue

Your 33 Black Angels – Town and Country

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Your 33 Black Angels January 30, 2008 at 8:10 am

Your 33 Black Angels will be making its first appearance at SXSW, playing TC’s Lounge on March 13th! We’ll be playing with our Brooklyn brethren Butane Variations, who you’ve probably heard once or twice on SIRIUS Radio’s Left of Center. See you there!

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