Published Dec 16, 2015There have been some rumblings that Vancouver stoner rock heroes Black Mountain have been busy working on a new album recently. Now, it seems that they might be getting ready to release the results, since they just posted a very cryptic teaser on Twitter.
Today (December 16), the group shared a 20-second clip. Most of it consists of an image of a beautiful garden with a sprawling lawn and an animated, fiery torch. This is accompanied by simple, minimal synth tones that sound a heck of a lot like the work of Black Mountain keyboardist Jeremy Schmidt (a.k.a. Sinoia Caves)
In the final seconds, the image fades and we see a single vertical line (perhaps a "1" or an uppercase "I"). This part looks a little bit like the work that artist Peter Saville did for Factory Records back in the day (such as the cover for New Order's Movement). Jagjaguwar, retweeted the clip, furthering the impression that this is some sort of new album teaser. For now, we'll just have to wait and see how this one plays out, but things are looking promising indeed.
Meanwhile, Black Mountain members Amber Webber and Josh Wells took part in a project called the Ex Spectors (along with members of Destroyer, Hard Drugs, Pink Mountaintops and others). They covered the holiday "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," and the newly unveiled recording can be heard here.