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LISTEN // Black Mountain “S/T (10th Anniversary Edition)” Now Streaming Via CBC Music With Track-By-Track, Album out 6/23


“Me and Josh and Amber were in a different band with our friend Christoff [Hoffmeister, Jerk With a Bomb], we were touring around and we’d grown from a two-piece to a three-piece to a four-piece within three albums. During the last tour, we were essentially playing the first Black Mountain record. Then we kind of imploded and regrouped. I don’t know, it was weird. Basically, [Jerk] had recording time at the Hive booked and we were going to record and then Christoff got sick so then I used the time, as opposed to throwing it away, to record the first Pink Mountaintops record. And then Christoff left and then me and Josh [Wells] recorded a bunch of the first record at our space, and then Matt [Camirand] joined, and Jeremy [Schmidt] joined and then Amber [Webber] and we finished our first record at the Hive. It was an exciting time. – Black Mountain Founder Stephen McBean

Head over to CBC Music now to hear an exclusive stream of the upcoming 10th Anniversary Edition of Black Mountain. Founder Stephen McBean (also of Pink Mountaintops) gives an exclusive track-by-track analysis of the album. You can check everything out here

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

Black Mountain tour dates, album art & track listing after the jump

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LISTEN // New Black Mountain Single/Origin Song “Black Mountain (demo)”

This morning Stereogum premiered the second single released for the 10th Anniversary Edition of Black Mountain. The song “Black Mountain (demo)” wasn’t on the original album, but will be on the deluxe reissue.

Here’s what bandleader Stephen McBean said about the song:

Jerk With A Bomb was playing a show at Pat’s Pub in Vancouver. It must’ve been 2003. The night before I had a dream that if we were called Black Mountain we would become an unstoppable rock ‘n’ roll force. In the morning, a banner was created on a old sheet with a few jiffy markers and our opening theme song was composed. I believe we played it live a few more times enhanced with synchronized dance, then left it to rest for 10 odd years on a mini disc in a dusty box, but that evening through dream, banner and song Black Mountain was born.

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.



7″ ANNOUNCE // Pink Mountaintops Announces April 77 7″, Listen To Side A “Asleep With An Angel” Now


Pink Mountaintops, the project of Stephen McBean – best known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain, has partnered with French lifestyle site APRIL 77 for a limited-edition 7″ titled ‘Asleep With An Angel’. Featuring two exclusive songs, only 250 copies of the pink splattered vinyl are available for purchase through April 77’s store here. The tracks are available digitally now via iTunes. Stream side A “Asleep With An Angel” above or on our SoundCloud page.

Side A: “Asleep With An Angel”
Side B: “The Beat”

ALBUM RELEASE // Pink Mountaintops’ ‘Get Back’ Out Now, US Tour Starts Wednesday

Today we are excited to announce the worldwide release of Pink Mountaintops’ new album, Get Back. Stephen McBean cites influences for his latest release as “Alleys, curbs, walls, and cigarette-stained gig flyers. An island on the Pacific coast. Fake British towns. Slayer posters. The beauty of youth. It’s about listening to ‘Driver’s Seat’ and ‘Guns of Brixton’ and hotboxing The Duster.”

Joe Cardomone, known for his work with The Icarus Line, produced the new release. Get Back includes a wealth of talented Los Angeles musicians including J Mascis, Gregg Foreman, Daniel Allaire, Stephen Kille, and Rob Barbato. To finish up the record, Stephen called upon Randal Dunn who mixed it at Avast! Studios in Seattle and Howie Weinburg who mastered it in Laurel Canyon.

Listen to a preview of the new record above or on our Soundcloud here.

Read Interview Magazine‘s piece on Stephen where they interview him about leaving Vancouver for LA, the new album, and his early musical influences.

Get Back is available now via iTunes, SC Distribution, Amazon, and your local record store.

See what critics are saying about the new album:

“The record once again proves that rock is hard to define and often is whatever one wants it to be, at least as long as there’s a guitar, youthful spirit, and maybe a stage dive involved.”

“The Pink Mountaintops’ fourth long-player is dense, difficult, intoxicating, and bereft of a single dull moment.”

“Stephen McBean is just one of those dudes, one of the many guys who inspires equal amounts of applause and jealousy because his projects always, in the truest sense of the word, rock.”
Music OMH

Click read more to see tour dates for the band starting Wednesday night in Dallas.
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LISTEN // Pink Mountaintops Shares “The Second Summer Of Love”, Stream Entire New Album ‘Get Back’ Now On Pitchfork Advance

The third released track from new album Get Back by Pink Mountaintops called “Second Summer Of Love” premiered yesterday on Stereogum and you can hear it above or on our Soundcloud here.

As of today you can stream the entire new album over at Pitchfork Advance.

Pre-order Get Back on iTunes, Amazon, SCD Bundle, and your local record store.

See the band on tour starting at the end of the month at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas. Joining Stephen McBean on guitar/vocals, the band will consist of Gregg Foreman [Cat Power] on guitar, Steve Kille on bass [Dead Meadow] and Will Scott on drums [Wolf Mother, Mooney Suzuki].


[All dates + tickets here:]

4/30 | Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
5/01 | Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
5/02 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/03 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/04 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/06 | Low Spirits – Albuquerque, NM
5/07 | Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
5/08 | The Western – Scottsdale, AZ
5/19 | The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
5/22 | Harpo’s Upstairs Cabaret – Victoria, BC
5/23 | The Fox – Vancouver, BC
5/25 | Sasquatch Music Festival – George, WA
5/26 | Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
5/28 | The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
5/29 | Casbah – San Diego, CA
5/30 | The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
6/06 | Ghent, BE – DOK
6/07 | Eindhoven, NL – Eindhoven Psychlab
6/08 | Beverungen, DE – Orange Blossom Special
6/09 | Hamburg, DE – Knust
6/10 | Berlin, DE – Privatclub
6/11 | Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
6/12 | Geneve, CH – PTR Usine
6/13 | Luzern, CH – B-Sides Festival
6/14 | Brescia, IT – No Silenz Preview
6/17 | Paris, FR – La Fleche d’Or
6/18 | London, UK – Corsica Studios
6/20 | Charleroi, BE – Fete de la Musique Festival
6/21 | Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
7/13 | Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
8/29 | Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
8/30 | Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
8/31 | Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
9/01 | Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
9/02 | Brighton, UK – Green Dore Store

Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
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

Dani by Briana Marela

Boys Life by Small Black

Bunker Buster by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Angel Olsen
Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival

Viet Cong
Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room

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