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Black Mountain

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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  1.   Song
  2.   Stormy High
  3.   Old Fangs
  4.   Mothers of the Sun
  5.   Modern Music
  6.   Thirteen Walls
  7.   Breathe
  8.   Stay Free
  9.   Florian Saucer Attack
  10.   Embrace Euphoria
  11.   The Hair Song
  12.   Tyrants
  13.   Radiant Hearts
  14.   The Way to Gone
  15.   Mary Lou
  16.   Don't Run Our Hearts Around
  17.   Cemetery Breeding
  18.   Line Them All Up
  19.   It Wasn't Arson
  20.   In Sequence
  21.   Wilderness Heart
  22.   The Space of Your Mind
  23.   Rollercoaster
  24.   Let Spirits Ride
  25.   Buried by the Blues
  26.   The End of the Beginning
  27.   Bastards of Light
  28.   Evil Ways
  29.   Angels
  30.   Behind the Fall
  31.   Buffalo Swan
  32.   Druganaut
  33.   Constellations
  34.   (Over and Over) The Chain
  35.   No Satisfaction
  36.   Bright Lights
  37.   Wucan
  38.   Voices
  39.   Faulty Times
  40.   In the Drones
  41.   Defector
  42.   Set Us Free
  43.   Sadie
  44.   No Hits
  45.   Space to Bakersfield
  46.   Crucify Me
  47.   You Can Dream
  48.   Black Mountain
  49.   Night Walks
  50.   Wild Wind
  51.   Bicycle Man
  52.   Phosphorescent Waves
  53.   Heart of Snow
  54.   Queens Will Play

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