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Black Mountain Move To the Front of Stoner Rock
Black Mountain Move To the Front of Stoner Rock
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By: Eric Steingold
June 17, 2010

Wolfmother and The Mars Volta should be shaking in their boots ... Black Mountain is coming to the forefront of the stoner-rock scene.

Their new album Wilderness Heart comes out on September 14th on Jagjaguwar Records, and has possibly the coolest and most intimidating album cover of 2010. Judging by the first advance track from the album, "Old Fangs," as well as a North American and European tour throughout the summer, they're definitely out to prove something.

The song is reminiscent of Black Mountain's previous records, cultivating the sounds of 70's rock, except there's something intangibly different from their past two releases -- a certain fervor they're bringing to Wilderness Heart. With "Old Fangs," the wall of guitars and laser keyboards set the scene for a layered, intricate, danceable song that conjures up thoughts of a more introspective Queens of the Stone Age.

Perhaps this came about when the band decided to use new producers Dave Sardy and Randall Dunn, but the finished product, at least for the one song preview we have gotten thus far, screams loudly with their distorted guitars that Black Mountain is finally coming into their own as a group, and has become a tent pole in their respective genre.


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06-23 - Kamloops, BC - Pogue Mahone w- Lord Beginner
06-24 - Calgary, AB - Republik w- Lord Beginner
06-25 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room w- Lord Beginner
06-26 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's w- Lord Beginner
06-27 - Regina, SK - The Exchange w- Lord Beginner, Orbital Express
06-28 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre w- Lord Beginner
06-30 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon w- David Vandervelde
07-01 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall w- David Vandervelde
07-02 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick w- David Vandervelde
07-03 - London, ON - Call the Office w- One Hundred Dollars
07-09 - Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
07-10 - Brugge, Belgium - Cactus Festival
07-11 - Balado, Kinross-Shire, Scotland - T In The Park Festival
07-13 - London, UK - The Lexington
07-14 - London, UK - The Lexington
07-16 - Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
07-17 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07-18 - Ferropolis, Germany - Melt Festival
07-23 - Toronto, ONT - Horseshoe Tavern w- Quest for Fire
07-24 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom w- Quest for Fire
07-26 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews w- Mondo Drag
07-27 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room w- The Dodos
07-28 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater w- Spindrift
07-30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge w- Spindrift
07-31 - Boise, ID - Neurolux w- Spindrift
08-26 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater w- Lower Heaven
08-30 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory w- The War on Drugs
09-04 - Oxford, UK - Academy 2
09-05 - Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds
09-08 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
09-09 - Tourcoing, France - RADAR at Le Grand Mix
09-10 - Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival
09-11 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
09-12 - Leeds, UK - TJs Woodhouse Club w- Ladyhawk
09-14 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor w- Ladyhawk
09-15 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3 w- Ladyhawk
09-16 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms w- Ladyhawk
09-17 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate Festival
09-18 - Groningen, Netherlands - Take Root
10-06 - Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
10-07 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire


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