Black Mountain
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Black Mountain, London

Tuesday 13th July (SOLD OUT) and Wednesday 14th July at The Lexington.

Black Mountain have added a second London date on Wednesday 14th July at The Lexington, after Tuesday 13th July sold out.

Favorite psych-and-prog-spiritual pioneers Black Mountain’s “In The Future”, was their second full-length album and it resonated with the same epic ring, beloved deep rock touchstones and genuine folk fragility that made their self-titled debut full-length an instant classic. The album possesses immense breadth, seamlessly showcasing short and classic folk-pop gems along with driving modern rock masterpieces, peaking with “Bright Lights”, a seventeen-minute multi-dimensional opus that gives Pink Floyd's “Echoes” a run for its money.

“In The Future” also demonstrates a compelling evolution. Black Mountain's first self-titled album was like being in sixth grade, when there's a few new kids in class who you know you're supposed to hang with. You're out of the gates, but you still stumble and shake when the teachers yell at you. “In The Future”, ninth grade and summer vacation are over. You're heading back to high school to hang in the hallways with those same kids who now have wispy and dirty moustaches, long hair and breasts. The teachers don't scare you. The jocks are boring, and your record collection is more important than the prettiest girl at school. It's the first real taste of independence in the quest for absolute freedom.

Black Mountain is Matt Camirand, Stephen McBean, Jeremy Schmidt, Amber Webber and Joshua Wells. The band hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, and have been making music together since 2004. Their debut album garnered an impressive amount of critical acclaim, including Pitchfork's prestigious “Best New Music” tag, as well as being deemed by Uncut magazine as the 4th best album of 2005. The band has toured the world, playing the smallest of rock clubs and the largest of outdoor amphitheaters. And the broad appeal of their musical work is unique, in that even though they are championed by the more underground-minded record-collector type of music fan as well as by high-profile musicians such as Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Black Mountain's live performances and recordings also retain a very universal appeal, sticking readily to the ribs of most any garden-variety music fan. Perhaps Black Mountain strive to make music that is uncompromising but inclusive.

2009 saw the band nominated for Canada’s prestigious Juno awards in the “Best Alternative Album” category. 2010 will see the band return with what promises to be their most powerful and fully realised album yet.

“It’s captivating, cosmic stuff” 4/5 Uncut

“This album eclipses their previous output and hits a consistent note of righteous force” Wire

“Heady, heavy and brilliantly executed: stoner rock for the masses” Word

“Stephen McBean’s classic rock crew summon up any number of sonic ghosts from Deep Purple to Funkadelic… yet never stoop to mere pastiche” 5/5 The Times

“Black Mountain’s meaty melange of Sabbath-sized riffs, hairy Hammond and Velvets drone is all muscle and no flab” 4/5 The Independent

“Confident but not copyist, in the future few records will sound this dominant” 8/10 NME

“This is nothing short of ready-made classics for the Guitar Hero
generation” Independent On Sunday

Support for both shows comes from Dark Horses link

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