PRICE:
$20.00
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
The Blue Angel Lounge
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
8MM 029LP 8MM 029LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/14/2018

LP version. 8MM Musik present a reissue of The Blue Angel Lounge's self-titled debut, originally released in 2008. The story of The Blue Angel Lounge began in the post-industrial town of Hagen in Western Germany in 2006 when Nils Ottensmeyer and Dennis "Mel" Melster, both with abundant talent and little to do, began sculpting soundscapes. The band recorded and self-released their debut, The Blue Angel Lounge in 2008, and shortly thereafter caught the attention of 8MM Musik in Berlin. The band took their name from the club in New York City that in the 1960s offered Nico (Velvet Underground) her first live performances in America. Nico would remain an underlying influence on the band. Initially a six-piece darkly psychedelic outfit, with their second album Narcotica (8MM 011CD/LP, 2015), they began subtly introducing post-punk elements to their melodic songwriting, and the intensity of Nils O's vocal began to come to the forefront. Strangers to the mainstream, but revered by a steadily expanding fanbase around the world, the band have earned the respect of other groups such as Interpol, The Dandy Warhols, and A Place To Bury Strangers and have been invited to support them on tour.