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Black Mountain

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  • Formed: Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Recent Activity: 01.17.17 Thanks @TheStromboShow for naming Mothers of the Sun the #4 song of 2016! Check out the full @AppleMusic playlist: https://t.co/QAs1K4lemZ
  • 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
03.10.17 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC Canada
03.15.17 Gundlach Bundschu Winery Sonoma, CA US
03.16.17 The Chapel San Francisco, CA US
03.18.17 Alex's Bar Long Beach, CA US

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  • 01.17.17 Thanks @TheStromboShow for naming Mothers of the Sun the #4 song of 2016! Check out the full @AppleMusic playlist: https://t.co/QAs1K4lemZ
  • 01.15.17 RT @TheChapelSF: Tix for @_blackmountain_ on 3/16 are on sale now. Get them while they last: https://t.co/MifNyjy93A
  • 12.22.16 RT @brancastudio: Only 4 copies left of our @_blackmountain_ poster! One of iur favorite works: all the info is in… https://t.co/I8pt6Uf56t
  • 12.15.16 RT @Killbeat: "scuzzed-out new wave to bong-king prog" @MikeUsinger calls @_blackmountain_ 'IV' 1 of 2016's best @georgiastraight https://…
  • 12.14.16 New items & bundles up in webstore - Limited edition poster from the gig that never happened! Artwork: David Medel… https://t.co/ZS2UImqcq8
  • 12.05.16 Listen to our @TheStromboShow episode now on @CBCMusic! Thanks again to George for having us! #Strombo https://t.co/QFyPiZoCjc
  • 12.05.16 Amazing time hanging at @TheStromboShow! Listen in now! #Stromboshow @strombo @CBCMusic https://t.co/216JkU07xO
  • 12.05.16 RT @TheStromboShow: TONIGHT! Black Mountain x House of Strombo 8PM, RADIO 2 https://t.co/PqjhFKYswo
  • 12.05.16 RT @strombo: 💥📻 TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT! 🗻💥 Black Mountain will rock my place to the grooves! Don't miss it! Tell your friends! 8P, RADIO 2…
  • 11.20.16 RT @beastieboys: Hate has no place in Brooklyn, NYC, or America. Join us on Sunday to stand against hate messages. 11:30, Adam Yauch Park,…
  • 11.20.16 RT @peterbebergal: Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll in paperback! https://t.co/FSOfQycjKa via @amazon
  • 11.17.16 RT @BornMusicOnline: Get ready for a killer set at @DomeTufnellPark tonight courtesy of @_blackmountain_ - you can still grab tickets https…