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BLACK MOUNTAIN ANNOUNCE IV


The rock canon has many anti-heroes, Black Mountain being the latest. In the past, Can’s Tago Mago established that the only rule in rock and roll is that there are no rules. Pink Floyd’s prodigious output in the 70s showed us that architecture can be cool, while delinquent proto-metalers Black Sabbath demonstrated that you can make a lot from not that much.  Now Black Mountain teach us that you don’t have to be afraid of the past to move bravely into the future, defining what it is to be a classic rock band in the new millennium. Today, they announce IV, an unapologetically ambitious record made by a group of musicians who are at the peak of their powers.
 
The group’s sense of rediscovery as a creative whole is tangible throughout. Stephen McBean, Jeremy Schmidt, Amber Webber, and Joshua Wells were joined in the studio by spiritually attuned bassist and veteran purveyor of the riff, Arjan Miranda (formerly of S.T.R.E.E.T.S, Children, and The Family Band) whose roots, heart, and soul are connected to the same soil and cement that Black Mountain were borne from. Recording was primarily done in close collaboration with producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Marissa Nadler) at his trusted Avast! facility in Seattle. IV will be released on April 1st via Jagjaguwar,
 
Today, the band also announced a large tour in support of IV. Don't miss a chance to catch this powerful band live.
 
IV TRACKLISTING


1. Mothers Of The Sun
2. Florian Saucer Attack
3. Defector
4. You Can Dream
5. Constellations
6. Line Them All Up
7. Cemetery Breeding
8. (Over And Over) The Chain
9. Crucify Me
10. Space To Bakersfield
 
 
BLACK MOUNTAIN TOUR DATES:
3/19/16 - Azores, PT @ Tremor Festival
3/26/16 - Porto, PT @ Hard Club
3/28/16 - Lisbon, PT @ Musicbox
3/29/16 - Lisbon, PT @ Musicbox
3/31/16 - Madrid, SP @ Sala Arena
4/1/16 - Barcelona, SP @ Bikini
4/2/16 - Bilbao, SP @ Kafe Antzoki
4/4/16 - Turin, IT @ Spazio 211
4/5/16 - Bologna, IT @ Lokomotiv
4/6/16 - Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
4/7/16 - Geneva, CH @ PTR Usine
4/8/16 - Paris, FR @ La Fleche D'Or
4/9/16 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
4/10/16 - Leeds @ Brudenell Social CLub
4/12/16 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
4/13/16 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique
4/14/16 - Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival
4/15/16 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Oud Zaal
4/16/16 - Berlin, DE @ Lido
4/21/16 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
4/22/16 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
4/23/16 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
4/25/16 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
4/26/16 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
4/27/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
4/28/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
4/29/16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent           
4/29/16 - 5/01/16 - Austin, TX @ Levitation 
5/03/16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
5/04/16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
5/5/16 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
5/6/16 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
5/7/16 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
5/10/16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
5/11/16 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
5/12/16 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/13/16 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
5/14/16 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
5/15/16 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
5/17/16 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
5/18/16 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
5/19/16 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer Market + Stage
5/21/16 - Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom