The Black Angels have shared a twisted new music video for “Currency”, the lead single off their latest album ‘Death Song’ (out now on Partisan). The clip follows a day in the life of a dollar bill, from the hands of an elementary schooler to a drug lord’s den to a politician’s desk. Watch here via Billboard.

“Currency” is a strong contender for the band’s heaviest cut yet, meditating on the role the government and monetary system plays in our lives. The scorching track earned raves everywhere from Bob Boilen at NPR to Jon Pareles at the NY Times, who called it “an old-fashioned apocalypse”, and the new record has scored some of the best press of their career – big looks from Rolling Stone, Vice Noisey, Mojo, Uncut, Guardian, Times, Record Collector, Drowned In Sound, Clash, the Quietus, Shindig!, Louder Than War, Loud & Quiet and more…

Talking of the video, lead singer Alex Maas comments; “The concept came from a day in the life of a dollar bill. Our video artist Bob Mustachio came up with the idea. It was meant to follow a “cursed bill” over the course of a day or so. Ari Guerrero and Dallas Cloud produced and co-directed with Bob.”

UK / EU TOUR DATES

June

01 – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain

03 – La Sirene – La Rochelle, France

04 – Art Rock Festival -Saint Brieuc, France

06 – Mascotte – Zurich, Switzerland 

07 – Latteria Molloy – Brescia, Italy

08 – Locomotiv – Bologna, Italy

10 – Primavera Sound – Porto, Portugal

11 – This is Not A Love Song – Nimes, France

September

06 – Piraeus Academy – Athens, Greece

07 – Principal Club– Thessalonik, Greece

09 – Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland

11 – Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden

12 – Parkteatret – Oslo, Norway

13 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark

15 – Muziekgieterij – Massricht, Netherlands

18 – Venue Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland

19 – AB Ballroom – Brussels, Belgium

20 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands

22 – Forum – London, UK

23 – Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia – Liverpool, UK

25 – SWG3 – Glasgow, UK

26 – Institute 2 – Birmingham, UK

27 – Trinity – Bristol, UK

29 – La Cigale – Paris, France

30 – Luxor – Cologne, Germany

October

01 – Colombiatheatre – Berlin, Germany

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