BLACK MOUNTAIN

It's only a cliche because it's true, but the greatest records are timeless. Black Mountain's self-titled debut album is just such a record, its roots leading twisting paths back into the past, while always sounding like 'now', like a future still to come. The work of a small collective of musicians operating from Vancouver, Canada, far from any industry buzz but firmly in the eye of their own storm of creativity, Black Mountain's debut album was, of course, a beginning, but it also marked an ending for Jerk With A Bomb, the group that preceded Black Mountain.

Black Mountain, GAYNGS and S. Carey @ Sasquatch! 2011

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Black Mountain, GAYNGS and S. Carey will represent Jagjaguwar at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival, May 27-30 in George, WA. The lineup is huge, including everyone from Modest Mouse to Sharon Van Etten to Guided By Voices.

Check out festival details on their performances, after the jump!

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Black Mountain’s Steve McBean Appears in New Film – Watch the Trailer

EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE TRAILER from Obsolete Films on Vimeo.

A new indie film, a comedy called EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE, by Rob Leickner from Obsolete Films debuted at the Whistler Film Festival, and the film features Black Mountain’s own Stephen McBean. I’m really excited about seeing this movie because 1) Vancouver music is awesome 2) the movie is about a woman in the music industry 3) MCBEANNNN! He appears in the above trailer.

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A really good interview with Rob and Nardnarduwar the Human Serviette, expounds upon the film, the Hive Studio, how far along in the film the word “fuck” is introduced and various indie rock jargon.  Listen here.

Watch Black Mountain Play Live on Swedish National Television

The Swedish television show Klubbland recently filmed Black Mountain playing in Copenhagen.  Did you know Sweden basically has a Hulu that broadcasts awesome rock concerts, some of them featuring Jagjaguwar artists? WHAT WILL YOU COME UP WITH NEXT, SWEDEN?  Affordable modern furniture?  Mysterious blond duos with insatiable appetites for Lil Wayne and Akon?  LISBETH SALANDER?!!!!

You can watch the entire 20-minute show below, or head to the website to watch the three songs (“Wilderness Heart,” “Queens Will Play” and “Don’t Run Our Hearts Around”) individually.  The 20-minute version comes with a nice intro and interview featuring Steve McBean before the show.

Is it worth it?

Well, I always enjoy playing live.  I don’t always enjoy all the sitting around, but, you know, it’s better than working at Dairy Queen.

Photos: Black Mountain’s European Tour

Friend to Black Mountain, photographer Andy K. Bond hopped on tour with the band last month. A set of photos at his blog contains STUNNING images of the band in the some of greatest cities in Europe.  Many more photos are at his site here. Below are my personal faves.

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Jeremy Schmidt, handsome as ever, as a turquoise chameleon!

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Black Mountain ruled, and shows were packed throughout the tour.

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Amber Webber and Joshua Wells dans la rue!

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Okay, this picture made me clasp my hands in joy.  This photo is of Black Mountain’s trusted sound engineer, Remco, feeding some new Italian friends he met. Have you ever seen cows so beautiful in your entire life?

The Hair Song by Black Mountain

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Druganaut by Black Mountain

Mary Lou by Black Mountain
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Tyrants by Black Mountain
The Hair Song by Black Mountain
Old Fangs by Black Mountain

05/30/15
Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

06/04/15
Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown  w/ Elephant Stone

06/06/15
Vancouver, BC - Levitation Vancouver - Malkin Bowl  w/ Elephant Stone

06/10/15
London, UK - 100 Club

06/11/15
Paris, FR - Maroquinerie

06/12/15
Brussels, BE - Botanique

06/13/15
Luzern, CH - B-Sides Festival

See all upcoming shows

U.S.:
BILLIONS - Adam Voith
3522 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
p: (312) 997-9999 x8236
www.billions.com
e: adam@billions.com

Europe/UK:
Belmont Bookings
Bob van Heur
bob@belmontbookings.nl

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