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PROGRESS REPORT: Completing their followup to Into the Future. Produced by Dave Sardy and Randall Dunn.

Talking about the next Black Mountain album has to involve talking about the band’s decision to work with producers Dave Sardy and Randall Dunn, and to use outside producers at all. To me,… More »

We really loved (yes, loved) the sleaze of that first Pink Mountaintops (Axis Of Evol, was just OK), dig us some Blood Meridian (who have a new album), enjoy Lightning Dust, and were level-headed fans of the swaggering (sax on the Vancouver street) self-titled Black Mountain debut, but In The Future notches it all into… More »

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Minus a few side projects, Vancouver psych-rockers Black Mountain have been quiet since 2012's Year Zero surf-film soundtrack. But this year marks the 10th anniversary…
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Lightning Dust – “Loaded Gun”

Lightning Dust, the side-project duo of Black Mountain members Amber Webber and Joshua Wells, go for synthetic textures instead of their old psych-folk on their…
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Lightning Dust – “Diamond” Video

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Grim Tower – “Reign Down” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Stephen McBean leads the wonderfully wooly Vancouver bands Black Mountain and Pink Mountaintops, and Imaad Wasif is a psycedelically inclined singer-songwriter and a former Yeah…
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Amber Webber and Joshua Wells are both members of the great Vancouver mystic riff rock troupe Black Mountain, and with their side project Lightning Dust,…
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Black Mountain – “Mary Lou” (Stereogum Premiere)

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Black Mountain – “The Hair Song” Video

"The Hair Song" features one of the best Stephen McBean and Amber Webber duets on the album. They're in this clip, along with the rest…
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Black Mountain Take “Old Fangs” To Fallon

Black Mountain brought "Old Fangs" -- and most importantly, "Old Fangs"'s sweet organ riff -- to Late Night last night. But the best part may…
jessica | September 1, 2010 - 11:19 am

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Black Mountain – “Old Fangs” Video

First single from Black Mountain's upcoming Wilderness Heart, "Old Fangs," gets a music video. It hits pretty much everything on your Black Mountain checklist: drugs,…
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New Black Mountain Video – “Wucan”

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