We’re very pleased to announce that BLACK MOUNTAIN’s most recent album, In The Future, has been nominated for a Juno in the category of “Best Alternative Album”. For more info on the Juno Awards and the nominees, head over to their site HERE. Winners will be announced March 29th, 2009.
In other Black Mountain award news: The band recently won the Bucky Award on CBC Radio 3 for “Best Hook of 2008″ for the song “Stormy High”. For a little more info, check HERE.
From BLACK MOUNTAIN’s second full-length album “In The Future” (which was just recently short-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Prize), the song “Wucan” is now in video form, featuring footage of all five members of the modern heavy psych outfit performing in the desert. Largely filmed by the band itself, and then put together with the assistance of Shira Blustein and Jon West, this video conjures up both a haunted and an expansive vibe. Check it out: http://www.scjag.com/mp3/jag/bmwucan.mov
In addition to a handful of European festival dates (Green Man, Pukkelpop and the Lowlands Festival), Black Mountain will also be performing throughout North America in August and September. Highlights include being a part of the NEW PORNOGRAPHER’s Stanley Park Singing Exhibition, performing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival and the Pygmalion Music Festival, and touring a string of dates (including two in New York City) with JESSE SYKES & THE SWEET HEREAFTER. Also, Black Mountain will make their maiden voyage to South America, and will perform two dates in Brazil, one as part of the Goiania Noise Festival on November 22.
BLACK MOUNTAIN tour-dates:
08/15/08 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
08/16/08 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival
08/17/08 Biddinghuizen, Netherland – Lowlands Festival
08/22/08 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
08/29/08 Victoria, BC – The Royal Theatre
09/01/08 Vancouver, BC – The Stanley Park Singing Exhibition
09/19/08 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club – Pygmalion Music Festival
09/20/08 Chicago, IL – Hideout Block Party
09/21/08 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at The Crofoot w/ Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
09/23/08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
09/24/08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
09/26/08 Montreal, QC – Le National w/ Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
09/27/08 Toronto, ON – The Opera House w/ Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
11/22/08 Goiania, Brazil – Goiania Noise Festival
BLACK MOUNTAIN’s “In The Future” is now available for pre-order. When you pre-order the record, whether it is the limited-edition 2xCD version, the regular 1xCD version or the 2xLP version, you will receive a digital download code that will allow you to get FREE FULL ALBUM MP3s as early as January 8, up to two weeks before the release date. (And if it isn’t obvious, the 2xCD version is the same price as the 1xCD version, and comes with three additional songs, so you might as well order that while supplies last.) The link will be up until the release date, January 22.