Photo by Magdalena Wosinska
Next month, Black Mountain is expected to return with new album IV. Produced by Randall Dunn (Sunn O))) and Marissa Nadler), the Jagjaguwar release follows 2010’s Polaris Music Prize-nominated Wilderness Heart.
The forthcoming LP serves as an “unapologetically ambitious record made by a group of musicians who are at the peak of their powers,” according to an official statement, which also cites AC/DC, King Krimson, and Kraftwerk as influences. Drummer Joshua Wells also notes how important a role space plays on IV.
“It’s like painting,” he says. “All sound colour. And space is really important. People think of us as this heavy rock band – and we are sometimes – but it has to be tempered with space. There has to be these emotional cues. It’s not just about rocking out.”
In January, we heard two brief teasers of the forthcoming record, and last month brought with it lead single “Mothers of the Sun”. Today, the band has broken off another track in the fiery “Florian Saucer Attack”, which can be heard below via its fun, animated music video.
The Vancouver alt rockers will hit the road for a lengthy spring tour across Europe and North America to promote the LP; find their full itinerary here.
01. Mothers Of The Sun
02. Florian Saucer Attack
04. You Can Dream
06. Line Them All Up
07. Cemetery Breeding
08. (Over And Over) The Chain
09. Crucify Me
10. Space To Bakersfield