Published Jun 02, 2015Vancouver rock heroes Black Mountain are preparing to reissue their 2005 self-titled debut on June 23 through Jagjaguwar. Now, they've given us a taste of some of that reissue's bonus material by sharing the eponymously named "Black Mountain."
The spooky song is an origin story of sorts, as it features frontman Stephen McBean strumming his acoustic guitar and croaking, "Arise, Black Mountain." This was his first song for the new project, having previously played in the band Jerk with a Bomb.
McBean said in a statement, "Jerk with a Bomb was playing a show at Pat's Pub in Vancouver. It must've been 2003. The night before I had a dream that if we were called Black Mountain we would become an unstoppable rock 'n' roll force. In the morning, a banner was created on a old sheet with a few jiffy markers and our opening theme song was composed. I believe we played it live a few more times enhanced with synchronized dance, then left it to rest for 10 odd years on a mini disc in a dusty box, but that evening through dream, banner and song Black Mountain was born."
Scroll past Black Mountain's tour schedule to listen to the song below. Meanwhile, the band are currently working on a new album, which is slated to come out next spring.
06/04 Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown
06/06 Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl (Levitation Vancouver)
06/10 London, England - 100 Club
06/11 Paris, France - Maroquinerie
06/12 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
06/13 Luzern, Switzerland - B-Sides Festival
06/14 Vienna, Austria - Arena
06/15 Zagreb, Croatia - KSET
06/16 Ljubljana, Slovenia - Menzi Pri Koritu
06/17 Milano, Italy - Magnolia Summer Festival
06/19 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival
06/21 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret
07/15 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest