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Drawing on blues, psychedelia, acid rock, Led Zeppelin, 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, with a folkie undertow weaving through it all. Black Mountain leader Stephen McBean previously fronted the semi-acoustic cowpunk band Jerk with a Bomb, but after releasing two albums, he reshaped the Vancouver-area band into a group called Black Mountain. 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.) The debut album earned enthusiastic reviews in the music press, and Coldplay tapped Black Mountain to open for them on an arena tour. In January 2008, Black Mountain 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, and earned the group the Polaris Prize, one of the highest honors in Canadian music. In 2012, Black Mountain released their soundtrack to the film Year Zero, an ambitious documentary about surfing set against a dystopian, post-apocalyptic backdrop. In 2015, the self-titled debut album was reissued in a special expanded edition for its tenth anniversary, and the following year, Black Mountain issued their fourth proper album, IV, which was produced by Randall Dunn, best known for his work with Sunn O))). IV also featured Arjan Miranda on bass, replacing Matthew Camirand in the lineup. The band followed up on the album's release with an extensive international concert tour. ~ Johnny Loftus
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  2.   Stormy High
  3.   Old Fangs
  4.   Mothers of the Sun
  5.   Modern Music
  6.   Bastards of Light
  7.   Sadie
  8.   Don't Run Our Hearts Around
  9.   The Hair Song
  10.   Thirteen Walls
  11.   Night Walks
  12.   Angels
  13.   Wucan
  14.   Space to Bakersfield
  15.   Set Us Free
  16.   You Can Dream
  17.   No Satisfaction
  18.   Florian Saucer Attack
  19.   The End of the Beginning
  20.   In the Drones
  21.   Defector
  22.   Druganaut
  23.   Cemetery Breeding
  24.   It Wasn't Arson
  25.   Black Mountain
  26.   The Way to Gone
  27.   The Space of Your Mind
  28.   Bright Lights
  29.   Tyrants
  30.   Stay Free
  31.   Voices
  32.   Buffalo Swan
  33.   Faulty Times
  34.   Crucify Me
  35.   Heart of Snow
  36.   Mary Lou
  37.   Rollercoaster
  38.   Behind the Fall
  39.   Breathe
  40.   In Sequence
  41.   Evil Ways
  42.   Wilderness Heart
  43.   No Hits
  44.   (Over and Over) The Chain
  45.   Line Them All Up
  46.   Embrace Euphoria
  47.   Phosphorescent Waves
  48.   Let Spirits Ride
  49.   Radiant Hearts
  50.   Wild Wind
  51.   Bicycle Man
  52.   Queens Will Play
  53.   Constellations
  54.   Buried by the Blues

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