Black Books

Black Books

Black Books are a 5-piece from Austin, Texas who make a heady, atmospheric mix of dreamy, visionary pop and epic southern rock.

Formed in 2010, Blacks Books heart-wrenching, epic, sun-soaked melodies have already turned many heads.

The Austin Chronicle hailed them as 'Top Ten Locals to Watch in 2011' with influential US sites following suit with Indie Darkroom Magazine calling them the 'No. 1 New Artist of 2011'.

A flurry of others soon made comparisons between the lush orchestral qualities of Black Books and respected contemporaries such as Band of Horses, Grandaddy and My Morning Jacket.

While others have hailed the experimental psychedelia that quietly underlines most tracks with the likes of Pink Floyd.

However, Black Books have an experimental edge and maturity to their ambient show-gaze indie rock that sets them apart.

Their ‘Aquarena’ EP’ - from which the track White Noise is taken - evokes a plethora of emotions with its haze of sprawling, mesmerising psychedelia and sun-soaked melodies blended with something huge and anthemic - and all charged with a warm throaty drawl of a vocal.