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

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