It’s only a cliché 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 grew from skeletal sessions cut by Stephen McBean and Joshua Wells. Here was a new classic rock, its reference points arcane and clear, its sound fresh, unfamiliar and irresistible. Savor the compact, spacey brilliance of that cosmic, heavy and subtle debut album, remastered and expanded now with a raft of delicious bonus tracks scavenged from the Black Mountain Army archives. Black Mountain (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) is out June 23rd on Jagjaguwar. Watch the album trailer above or on our YouTube page.
The 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is a double-LP including 8 bonus tracks on limited edition colored vinyl, using foil-print on the first pressing of the litho-wrap gatefold packaging. The records themselves are limited-edition color matched grey double vinyl, as well as standard black vinyl and double disc CD, which are also available with limited edition foil-printing. It includes the original classic album paired with the Druganaut 12″ plus 4 previously unreleased tracks.
1. Modern Music (2:45)
2. Don’t Run Our Hearts Around (6:04)
3. Druganaut (3:48)
4. No Satisfaction (3:48)
5. Set Us Free (6:46)
6. No Hits (6:45)
7. Heart Of Snow (8:00)
8. Faulty Times (8:35)
9. Druganaut (Extended Remix) (8:15)
10. Buffalo Swan (9:08)
11. Bicycle Man (3:21)
12. Behind The Fall (3:01)
13. Set Us Free (Demo) (5:56)
14. Black Mountain (Demo) (3:27)
15. No Satisfaction (UK Radio) (4:25)
16. It Wasn’t Arson (4:42)
2005 was a big year for us. We had just turned 9, and rang in the new year with the release of Black Mountain’s self-titled debut release. Ten years and four more Black Mountain releases later, we are psyched to announce that the band is currently gearing up for an epic 10 year anniversary European tour. Kicking it off June 10th at the 100 Club in London, the band will spend the middle half of June bringing their talents to festivals and venues alike. Full dates are below + check out our expertly-curated Black Mountain playlist above or on our YouTube page.
6/10 – London, UK – 100 Club
6/11 – Paris, FR – Maroquinerie
6/12 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
6/13 – Luzern, CH – B-Sides Festival
6/14 – Vienna, AT – Arena
6/15 – Zagreb, HR – KSET
6/16 – Ljubljana, SI – Menzi Pri Koritu
6/17 – Milano, IT – Magnolia Summer Festival
6/19 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES – Azkena Rock Festival
6/21 – Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret
A few days in front of their appearance at FYF Fest, Pink Mountaintops have shared a new video for “Shakedown“, off of their latest LP Get Back. Premiering via Stereogum this morning, the video stars Mandy-Lyn Antoniou and dives into a world fueled by headphone sounds, video games and mixed drinks, all the while featuring a cameo by the legendary J. Mascis. ‘Shakedown’ also marks a reunion between Stephen McBean and director Simon Chan, who previously worked together on Black Mountain’s “Hair Song”. For those of you across the pond, be sure to catch the band on their upcoming upcoming European tour. Watch the video above or on Scry Pictures‘ YouTube page here.
Back in June we announced the co-release of Sinoia Caves‘ soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos‘ 2012 film, Beyond The Black Rainbow, on September 2nd with Death Waltz Records in Europe. This supposed “lost film” from the 1980s is inspired by obscure sci-fi movies and classic dystopian fiction. Watch the trailer for the movie here. You already heard the track “Forever Dilating Eye” and today Wondering Sound interviewed Jeremy Schmidt of Sinoia Caves about composing the soundtrack and also debuted a new video for the track featuring additional footage from Panos’ film. Read the interview and then watch the video above or on our YouTube channel.
The album will be available physically this fall in the United States including digitally world-wide on Jagjaguwar and physically in Europe in partnership with Death Waltz Records. Vinyl collectors should know the deluxe bundle from us includes clear vinyl and beautiful, glossy Stoughton jackets and a DVD of Beyond The Black Rainbow. That bundle is now available for pre-order via SC Distribution. The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and your local indie record store.
Sinoia Caves is the ongoing project of Jeremy Schmidt, member of psych-rock pioneers and Jagjaguwar band Black Mountain.
Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown w/ Elephant Stone
Vancouver, BC - Levitation Vancouver - Malkin Bowl w/ Elephant Stone
London, UK - 100 Club
Paris, FR - Maroquinerie
Brussels, BE - Botanique
Luzern, CH - B-Sides Festival
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