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Black Mountain Announce New Album, Share New Song “Future Shade”

Destroyer Due Out May 24 via Jajaguwar

Mar 07, 2019
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Black Mountain have announced a new album, Destroyer, and shared its first single, "Future Shade." Destroyer is due out May 24 via Jagjaguwar. Listen to "Future Shade" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the band's upcoming tour dates.

Frontman Stephen McBean conceived the album in the wake of finally getting a driver's license for the first time two years ago. The album features longtime member Jeremy Schmidt, alongside new members Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun), and Adam Bulgasem (Dommengang & Soft Kill), as well as previous collaborators Kliph Scurlock (The Flaming Lips), Kid Millions (Oneida), and John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans). 

A press release describes the album this way: "Destroyer, named after the discontinued single-run 1985 Dodge Destroyer muscle car, is structured around the feeling of driving a hot rod. The album exists in the middle of the early-to-mid 80s Los Angeles war between punk and hair metal - it's exhilarating, spirited, and dangerous. Throughout, youthful themes run rampant: 'Boogie Lover' cruises down the Sunset Strip, 'Horns Arising' is a fill-up at a desert gas station just in time to see a UFO hovering near a mesa, and 'High Rise' rounds out a sense of teenage discovery."

In the press release McBean says "Future Shade" has a riff that "travelled around the world then hit the bong with a chorus a year and a half later. A last attempt at double frosting produced a chorus on chorus death match.  Anxiety is the new heavy metal."

The album is the band's fifth, the follow-up to 2016's IV.

Destroyer Tracklist: 

1. Future Shade
2. Horns Arising
3. Closer to the Edge
4. High Rise
5. Pretty Little Lazies
6. Boogie Lover
7. Licensed to Drive
8. FD 72

Black Mountain Tour Dates:

Wed. March 19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium @ The Catalyst
Wed. March 20 - Reno, NV @ Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor
Thu. March 21 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
Sat. March 23 - Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
Sun. March 24 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Tue. March 26 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
Wed. March 27 - Bend, OR @ Midtown Ballroom/Domino Room/Annex
Thu. March 28 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Fri. March 29 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Sat. March 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One
Fri. May 25 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Sat. May 26 - Pioneertown, CA @ Stoned and Dusted

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June 10th 2019
2:17am

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