There’s the back to basics single, and then there’s the Black Angels’ “Evil Things,” the second track released from their forthcoming album, Indigo Meadow (4/2). Tone-wise, the low-end, head-crush of the opening guitar riff sends one immediately back to 2006’s “Black Grease,” one of the Austin-based, psychedelic rock band’s earliest singles. While the guitar melody is neither a note for note copy nor an inverse of “Black Grease,” try assuring your brain of such a thing when it first hits.Then, try to hide your disappointment.

I can tell you the album gets better. I have a promo to prove it. Does that help any?