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

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