On 30th June, The Blue Angel Lounge release their third album, A Sea of Trees on Anton Newcombe’s (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) ‘A’ Recordings label (Dirty Beaches, Dead Skeletons, KVB). Anton joined The Blue Angel Lounge on stage in support of their last record, and most recently invited them to support them on The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s 2012 American tour.
Since the release of their previous album Narcotica, the band have been garnering international acclaim, touring the US, UK and France with the Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and also making appearances at the Austin Psych Fest and Roskilde.
A Sea Of Trees sees the band blossom into its own, incorporating the experimentation of their most recent EP and single releases (“Ewig” 2012, “Walls” 2013). From the very first moment of A Sea Of Trees, the epic opening track ‘Winter’ wastes no time sonically detailing where the band has been. The band’s weapons of choice; guitars coupled with harmonium, and singer, Nils Ottensmeyer’s powerful Nico’esque vocals culminate in genre-bending territory belonging to them alone.
The Blue Angel Lounge formed in 2006, after meeting at school in their German village Hohenlimburg near the Rhine River. Led by singer, Nils “O.” Ottensmeyer and Dennis Melster, the band took their name from the club in New York City that offered Nico her first live performances in America. Nico and The Velvet Underground remain an underlying influence on the band.