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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeremy Schmidt, handsome as ever, as a turquoise chameleon!
Black Mountain ruled, and shows were packed throughout the tour.
Amber Webber and Joshua Wells dans la rue!
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?
Black Mountain very recently performed “The Hair Song” on France’s Canal Plus, and it’s awesome! My college French is a little rusty, but it appears as though Wilderness Heart was their Album of the Week. You can also watch interviews with Jeremy and Steve after the performance that are then overdubbed in en Francais. Love it.