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Watch: Black Mountain’s “Old Fangs” on Fallon

on September 01, 2010, 10:03am

It’s fitting that Black Mountain’s Wilderness Heart (one of our picks for 35 albums you should buy in 2010) has a gigantic great white shark with it’s jaws agape on the cover. The Canadian psych-rockers have been off our radar lately, but they returned to our collective consciousnesses last night by delivering a no-frills performance of “Old Fangs” on Late Night Jimmy Fallon. The album hits shelves on September 14th (via Jagjaguwar) and the song is a nearly five-minute, hard rocking, gritty head banger that – just like a great white shark – will leave you feeling tense as hell.

It’s funny watching the studio audience sway and clap in the background as singer Amber Webber very nonchalantly rocks back and forth in between delivering lines about not staying straight-laced forever and asking if it’s “foolish to know what you want before you’ve begun.” The song isn’t as hyper-kinetic as “Stormy High” from their last album – 2008’s In the Future – but “Old Fangs” sounds good with trippy synth buoying the chugging guitar riff.

Check the video out below, then check the band out on one of their upcoming tour dates. They play this weekend’s Electric Picnic in Ireland and return to North America on October 28th for a tour that lasts until December. Tickets are available through Black Mountain’s website.

Black Mountain 2010 Tour Dates:
09/03 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/04 – Oxford, UK @ Academy 2
09/05 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
09/08 – Brighton, uK @ Concorde 2
09/09 – Tourcoing, FR @ Radar Festival
09/10 – Isle of Wright, UK @ Bestival (SOLD OUT)
09/11 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/12 – Leeds, UK @ TJ’s Woodhouse
09/14 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
09/15 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
09/16 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
09/17 – Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival
09/18 – Groningern, NL @ Take Root, De Oosterpoort
09/20 – Koln, DE @ Gebaeude 9
09/21 – Hamburg, DE @ Grünspan
09/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Leppon
09/23 РG̦teborg, SE @ Pusterviksbaren
09/24 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
09/25 – Stolckholm, SE @ Debaser
09/27 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
09/28 – Munich, DE @ 59:1
09/29 – Milan, IT @ Salumeria della Musica
09/30 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
10/01 – Rome, IT @ Circolo degli Artisti
10/03 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
10/04 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
10/05 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
10/06 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
10/07 – London, UK @ Shepards Bush Empire
10/28 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/30 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
10/31 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/01 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
11/02 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
11/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
11/07 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
11/09 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
11/10 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
11/11 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
11/12 – Atlanta, GA @ the Earl
11/13 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/15 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
11/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
11/17 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/19 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
11/20 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
11/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
11/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
11/28 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/29 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
11/30 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom

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