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Black Mountain

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  • Formed: Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Recent Activity: 10.19.16 RT @TearawayMag: .@_blackmountain_ are truly #classicrock in the modern world 🎸 #rock #music #interview #blackmountain https://t.co/f56xQJO…
  • Black Mountain

  • Black Mountain

  • Black Mountain


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

After founding Jerk with a Bomb in the late '90s, Stephen McBean had by the mid-2000s transformed the Vancouver-area band into a group called Black Mountain. Drawing on blues, psychedelia, acid rock, and the Velvet Underground, Black Mountain's sound was a cross between the darkness and grit of the Warlocks and Brian Jonestown Massacre's trippiness. After debuting in October 2004 on Jagjaguwar with the 12" Druganaut, Black Mountain stayed with the label for an eponymous full-length, issued the following January. Joining McBean for the album were local players Matthew Camirand, Jeremy Schmidt, Joshua Wells, and Amber Webber, listed collectively to preserve the band's communal ethic. (Black Mountain ran concurrent to and intermingled with McBean's other band, lo-fi classic rockers Pink Mountaintops.) In January 2008, the group released their sophomore album, In the Future, and showed off their willingness to explore proggy (and druggy) territory with the 17-minute opus "Bright Lights." The group’s third, full length album, Wilderness Heart, arrived in 2010.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
11.08.16 Le Nouveau Monde Fribourg, FR Switzerland
11.15.16 Manchester Gorilla Manchester, Man UK
11.16.16 Fiddlers Club Bristol, Bst UK
11.17.16 The Dome London, London UK

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  • 10.19.16 RT @ChrisPojama: Had a long chat with @_blackmountain_ 2 weeks ago. On air Wednesday 10-midnight @pbsfm 106.7 https://t.co/oEAktQ5ORt https…
  • 10.01.16 RT @AucklandNewsNow: @_blackmountain_ Auckland loved you last night. Have an awesome show in Welly tonight and come back soon. 💯 #BlackMoun…
  • 09.30.16 RT @thetuningforkNZ: Friday's @_blackmountain_ Auckland show is now sold out. Tix available for their Sat show in Wellington at @BodegaWGTN…
  • 09.30.16 RT @Libelmusic: Win a double pass to see Black Mountain in Wellington this Saturday! https://t.co/4NGSYbJtac @_blackmountain_ https://t.co/…
  • 09.28.16 Thanks for digging our tunes, Lars (@Metallica )! https://t.co/NGNJK4EwYu
  • 09.28.16 RT @CFOXvan: .@Metallica shouts out some bands like #Vancouver's @_blackmountain_, @savagesband, & @ho99o9 https://t.co/Dx7jptfkXT https://…
  • 09.22.16 Hey Torontonians! We're doing free street concerting Friday at Young - Dundas Square.Starts at noon and we commenc… https://t.co/isEW7SutMZ
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  • 09.20.16 RT @PartyPriyaPanda: Happy 420. Just saw @_blackmountain_ in @strombo's living room and now I have a contact high.… https://t.co/7RXi1mss7a
  • 09.20.16 RT @dinealonemusic: .@BlackMountain delivering a total sonic assault in @Strombo's living room. ✊ #StromboSessions https://t.co/OKvs1Dsowt
  • 09.20.16 RT @PolarisPrize: .@wakingsound really needed the vinyl version of @_blackmountain_'s 'IV' https://t.co/sCVsu9JawC @CBCMusic https://t.co/4…