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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Black Mountain To Release 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of Self-Titled Debut June 23rd, Announce Tour Dates

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.

Preorder the 10th anniv. edition via Jagjaguwar, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

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BLACK MOUNTAIN (10TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION) TRACKLISTING

SIDE A
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)

SIDE B
6. No Hits (6:45)
7. Heart Of Snow (8:00)
8. Faulty Times (8:35)

SIDE C
9. Druganaut (Extended Remix) (8:15)
10. Buffalo Swan (9:08)
11. Bicycle Man (3:21)

SIDE D
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)

BLACK MOUNTAIN TOUR DATES
[All tickets at http://bit.ly/blackmountain_tour]
5/30 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
6/04 Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown w/ Elephant Stone
6/06 Vancouver, BC- Levitation Vancouver – Malkin Bowl
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
7/15 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues fest

The Besnard Lakes’ New EP + North American Tour with Malajube This Fall

Welcome to Pine Point is a multimedia documentary that combines video footage, artwork, photographs and music on a web interface. Pine Point was a Canadian mining town that existed for one generation then closed and was wiped off the map. The documentary serves as an album to the town’s memory.

Co-Director Michael Simons, a longtime friend of The Besnard Lakes’ Jace Lasek, told the band about the project and asked if the band would be interested in providing some music for it. He asked if the band would cover “We’re Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time)” by Canadian rock band Trooper.

The songs The Besnard Lakes contributed to Welcome to Pine Point will be available via 12″ EP available at their upcoming tour dates and by mail order at SC Distribution. “The Corner” is one of two songs written for the end credits of the film “Memories Corner”. This is the song that wasn’t chosen. Also a Besnard Lakes rarity, this song is available for the first and only time on You Lived in the City.

Click here to visit Welcome to Pine Point and hear new music from The Besnard Lakes

You Lived In the City will be released on September 20, 2011. Tour dates here.

 

The Besnard Lakes Polaris Prize Official Countdown: Send Your Best Vibes North

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…or, wherever you live, in the general direction of TORONTO. The final countdown has begun! The ticker at the Polaris Prize website has a little more than 12 days left before the final gala and announcement of the WINNER. As you might already know, the Polaris Prize is given to the artist who had the best album in Canada in late 2009/early 2010, regardless of genre. No offense, other nominees, but that is The Besnard Lakes for The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night.

If you live in Canada (and a lot of the Jag blog readers do), you can watch the Gala where each nominated band performs one song. Then the prize is awarded, and it’s 20,000 bones!

So, my Canuck dawgs, listen to the gala, September 20th at 8pm EST, on Sirius XM 86 or you can watch it on Much Music’s website at 8pm (with tv broadcast on the 25th).

The Besnard Lakes Shortlisted for the Polaris Prize!

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CONGRATULATIONS, BESNARDS!  The Besnard Lakes have been nominated for the Polaris Prize, Canada’s once-a-year prize for the best Canadian album.  This is the second time the band has been nominated for the prize – they were shortlisted in 2007 for The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse.  Their brilliant new album, The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night was nominated today.  The awards gala is on September 20th and will be webcast and broadcast by Much Music.

Who smells fog machines and victory?

Click here to order The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night from Jagjaguwar.

Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
Neverending Fountain (alt. version) by S. Carey
Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Angel Olsen
George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival

Foxygen
Prague, CZ - MeetFactory  w/ H. Hawkline

Foxygen
Mannheim, DE - Maifield Derby Festival

Sharon Van Etten
Boston, MA - Boston Calling Music Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Coventry, UK - Warwick University  w/ Django Django

Viet Cong
Paris, FR - Maroquinerie

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