Black Angels' guitarist/songwriter Christian Bland spoke with Texas Chapter at Austin City Limits 2013 about his band's formation and their creative approach. Formed in 2004 and named after a Velvet Underground song, Black Angels' sound is far out. But Bland began like so many by planning to go to school at Univ. of Texas in a city with the one of the best pools of creative talent in the world. Now everyone in Black Angels co-writes, everyone contributes. For Bland his contributions are likely as not to contain a riff he shows bandmates in the studio, and then everyone comes in with their parts and ideas. Because being on the road is tiring, Bland finds that the time when he has just come off the road is the most productive for writing songs.