BLACK MOUNTAIN To Play Late Night With CONAN O’BRIEN; Release New Album, Embark On Nationwide Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver’s Black Mountain make their national television debut on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on Thursday, February 21. The band will take a break from their tour to share a track from their new album in living rooms across the nation.

Black Mountain’s eponymous debut, “a modern heavy psych masterpiece,” according to Mojo magazine, came out almost three years ago. In the subsequent years the band has grown in scope and scale, refining their sound while blowing it out to massive heights. So it’s no surprise that the advance word on the new album “In the Future” from the UK and US press has been glowing. The new album lands on January 22nd, and here’s what folks are saying:

WORD magazine — “Šheady, heavy and brilliantly executed: stoner rock for the masses.”

Mojo (lead review by Jon Savage, 4 stars) — “Šan ambitious state-of-the world address that delivers on an emotional and visceral level.”

NYLON — “Black Mountain make thundering anachronistic prog-rock. And there’s nothing wrong with that.”

Elle — Black Mountain “fashion twisting riffs into a heart of guitar darkness that’s all their own.”

WIRE Magazine: In The Future “eclipses their previous output and hits a consistent note of righteous force.”

The band will be rolling out their news songs during the Black Mountain tour, which kicks off January 31. This time around, tour-mates include HOWLIN’ RAIN, BON IVER, LADYHAWK, BLOOD ON THE WALL and DEAD MEADOW. Full dates below.

And in the meantime, when you pre-order Black Mountain’s CD, limited edition 2xCD, or the 2xLP version of “In the Future”, you will receive MP3s of the full album before the release date (and before the physical records arrive). This can be done at participating brick-and-mortar record stores, or via mailorder at Insound or direct from Jagjaguwar (at The limited edition 2xCD version includes three additional songs, two of which were on the tour-only Bastards of Light 12″.

Finally, for a limited time, anyone and everyone can listen to a full album stream of the full album on the band’s myspace page, at .

North American Tour Dates:

01/31/08 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s   w/ Yeasayer, MGMT, Howlin’ Rain

02/02/08 Portland, OR – The Doug Fir   w/ Howlin’ Rain

02/04/08 San Francisco, CA – The Independent   w/ Howlin’ Rain

02/05/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour   w/ Howlin’ Rain

02/07/08 San Diego, CA – Casbah   w/ Howlin’ Rain

02/08/08 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress   w/ Blood on the Wall

02/10/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s   w/ Blood on the Wall + Dead Meadow

02/11/08 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre   w/ Blood on the Wall + Dead Meadow

02/13/08 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree   w/ Blood on the Wall

02/15/08 Atlanta, GA – The EARL   w/ Blood on the Wall

02/16/08 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle   w/ Blood on the Wall

02/17/08 Chapel Hill, NC – The Local 506   w/ Blood on the Wall

02/19/08 Washington, DC – The Rock and Roll Hotel   w/ Bon Iver

02/20/08 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s   w/ Bon Iver

02/22/08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom   w/ Bon Iver

02/24/08 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs   w/ Bon Iver

02/25/08 Portland, ME – The Space Gallery   w/ Bon Iver

02/26/08 Muncton, NB – The Manhattan   w/ Bon Iver

02/27/08 Halifax, NS – The Marquee Club   w/ Bon Iver

02/29/08 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa   w/ Bon Iver

03/05/08 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace   w/ Bon Iver

03/06/08 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop   w/ Bon Iver

03/07/08 Louisville, KY – Headliners   w/ Bon Iver

03/09/08 Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light   w/ Bon Iver

03/10/08 Nashville, TN – Exit/In   w/ Bon Iver

03/20/08 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar

03/22/08 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

03/23/08 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon

03/24/08 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry

03/25/08 Fargo, ND – Aquarium

03/27/08 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret   w/ Ladyhawk

03/28/08 Regina, SK – The Distrikt   w/ Ladyhawk

03/29/08 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s   w/ Ladyhawk

03/31/08 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room   w/ Ladyhawk

04/01/08 Calgary, AB – The Warehouse   w/ Ladyhawk

04/05/08 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom  w/ Ladyhawk

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