The Polaris Music Prize held its Gala last night in Toronto, handing out its annual award for the year’s best Canadian album to Kaytranada’s 99.9%. A lot of the other… More »


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We appreciate Black Mountain so much that we named IV, their first proper album since 2010, as an Album Of The Week back in March. And it looks like Foo… More »

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The 2016 Polaris Music Prize short list is out! It includes: … More »

Black Mountain aren’t an especially original band. In their bleary burn, you can hear bits and pieces of Black Sabbath, of Spacemen 3, of Royal Trux, of X, and of… More »


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Nobody does bleary-eyed, Sabbath-damaged psych-rock like the Vancouver-bred band Black Mountain, who have been in the game for more than a decade now and who have relocated to Los Angeles. More »

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Now in its third year, the Tremor festival takes place on the island of São Miguel in the Azores — a place that, quite frankly, I didn’t even know existed… More »

Vancouver’s Black Mountain will release a new album in April, their first since 2010’s Wilderness Heart. The new LP is titled IV and just last month we heard its debut… More »


Vancouver-birthed psych-rock greats Black Mountain haven’t released a proper studio album since 2010’s Wilderness Heart, but they’re coming back later this year with a new LP that comes bearing the… More »

Last night, underground rock legends Dinosaur Jr. wrapped up a seven-night stand at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. They’ve had big surprise guests at every one of those shows. But last… More »

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 of their riff-heavy, exploratory debut… More »


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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 new album Fantasy. We’ve already… More »

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The Vancouver duo Lightning Dust is a side project of the great Black Mountain, and their new single “Diamond” is the romantic soft-focus new-wave jam that nobody ever expected them… More »

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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 Yeah Yeahs touring member. Both… More »


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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, they’ve released two albums of… More »

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The great Vancouver riff-rock band Black Mountain are obviously the first people you’d ask to soundtrack your apocalyptic surfing movie, and the people behind the forthcoming film Year Zero had… More »