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 appropriately-epic title IV. The first song we’ve heard from the album is the sprawling, eight-minute “Mothers Of The Sun,” which starts out narcotized and builds up to some prime universe-crushing riffage. The video, from directors Ben Jacques and Justin Gradin, is a surreal, mystical thing that captures the band in cult-leader robes, playing in insane asylums and mountain caves. All in all, this whole thing is fucking badass, and it’s the sort of staring-into-the-abyss heaviness that some of us might need in our lives right about now. Check it out below.
IV is out 4/1 on Jagjaguwar.