Last year the band released their critically-acclaimed album “In the Future”, hailed by The Onion, Uncut, Q, The Wire, Exclaim! and Popmatters as one of the best of 2008. “In the Future” was shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Prize – an award for the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit. BLACK MOUNTAIN performed “Stormy High” for the tall red-haired gentleman Conan O’Brien and his audience in February during their “Friendship Tour Two Thousand and Great” with Bon Iver.
2008 saw some significant travel: SXSW, Coachella, All Tomorrow’s Parties, The Glastonbury Festival, Brazil, the Czech Republic, and many more festivals and countries. Much of it was chronicled in bassist Matt Camirand’s excellent blog:
BLACK MOUNTAINS’s friends and brothers in Canuck-dom, The Sadies, will be joining the band on a West Coast tour in late March following BLACK MOUNTAIN’s tour in Australia.
All dates will be performed with The Sadies:
03/20/09 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Shop: BUY TICKETS
03/21/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex: BUY TICKETS
03/22/09 San Diego, CA – Casbah: BUY TICKETS
03/23/09 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place: BUY TICKETS
03/25/09 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre: BUY TICKETS
03/26/09 Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo
03/27/09 Seattle, WA – Neumos: BUY TICKETS
Tickets are on sale now for all dates! Press Inquiries are welcome!
“‘In the Future’ is without a chink in its armor, the rare lull-free album, and shows that perhaps their greatest moments are yet to come.” – UNDER THE RADAR
“What really impresses on the quintet’s sophomore stunner is the way Black Mountain effortlessly shift from devastating to devastatingly beautiful.” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“The music is never anything less than exhilarating.” – UNCUT
“…an ambitious state of the world address that delivers on an emotional and visceral level” – MOJO
“This is a wonderfully zealous experience, bristling with realised potential and fulfilled ambition.” – DROWNED IN SOUND
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