Christian Bland is best known as the guitar player and one of the founding members of American band The Black Angels, one of the most successful and well-respected groups in the modern psychedelic rock movement. His latest album, Pig Boat Blues, was recorded over a period of two years, and released in 2011 on Bland’s own label, The Reverb Appreciation Society. The music is hypnotic, distorted, fuzzy, and dark. It’s the perfect soundtrack to a midnight metro ride through the bowels of Barcelona, when you’re tired, wired, and trying to tune out the drunken despedida de soltera party raging on just two metres away. It is a testament to the appeal of Bland’s new project that three years after his first release sans the rest of the Angels, his international touring is still going strong. The band hails from Austin, Texas, a city that is known for its incredibly strong live music scene.