Black Mountain announce new album, Destroyer, share “Future Shade”: Stream

Space rockers return in May with their fifth effort

Black Mountain Destroyer new album announcement "Future Shade" single
Black Mountain, photo by Olivia Jaffe

    Space rock is alive and well thanks to Black Mountain, who are gearing up to release their first album in three years. Their fifth studio effort is titled Destroyer and due out May 24th through Jagjaguwar.

    The IV follow-up finds the Canadian outfit channeling the exhilarating, thrill-seeking spirit often associated with adolescence. Frontman Stephen McBean was particularly inspired by his earning of a driver’s license — while most receive theirs during their youth, McBean obtained the coveted document only two years ago. Sticking to the driving theme, the LP takes its name from the discontinued single-run 1985 Dodge Destroyer.

    For our first ride in the Destroyer, Black Mountain have shared “Future Shade”. The album’s opening track speeds with heat and smoking, psychedelic guitars. If you’re not burning rubber on a dusty freeway with this song blasting, you’re doing it wrong.


    Per McBean, the single includes a riff that “travelled around the world then hit the bong with a chorus a year and a half later.” He added, “A last attempt at double frosting produced a chorus on chorus death match. Anxiety is the new heavy metal.”

    Listen to “Future Shade” below.

    Destroyer marks the debut of new Black Mountain band members Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun) and Adam Bulgasem (Dommengang & Soft Kill). It also features additional contributions from Kliph Scurlock (Flaming Lips), Kid Millions (Oneida) and John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans).

    Pre-orders for the album are ongoing. Peep the artwork and full tracklist below. For Black Mountain’s past releases on vinyl, head here.


    Destroyer Artwork:

    black mountain destroyer new album cover artwork

    Destroyer Tracklist:
    01. Future Shade
    02. Horns Arising
    03. Closer To The Edge
    04. High Rise
    05. Pretty Little Lazies
    06. Boogie Lover
    07. Licensed To Drive
    08. FD 72

    In support of the new record, Black Mountain will embark on a US tour later this month. Grab tickets here.

    Black Mountain 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
    03/20 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
    03/21 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
    03/23 – Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
    03/24 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
    03/26 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
    03/27 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Ballroom
    03/28 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
    03/29 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
    03/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One
    05/25 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
    05/26 – Pioneertown, CA @ Stoned and Dusted



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