Black Mountain – In the Future

by oz on July 9, 2008

Black Mountain

Black Mountain’s sophomore album, In the Future, is one of a few that I’ve been listening to lately. I first caught them with Woody at Schubas after seeing Beck earlier the same night, and when I think back, I only remember Black Mountain’s performance. I’m pretty sure it was also the first Woody-Oz man date.

Beck played at a bigger venue and did his normal schtick, complete with band members banging forks on glassware and playing air guitar banjo. Vancouver BC’s Black Mountain, on the other hand, took the stage at Schubas with fierce intensity that was somewhat frightening. Lead singer, Stephen McBean, plays nearly every song with his eyes closed and often with his back to the crowd as if he’s in another world altogether.

The band writes amazingly good psychedelic rock songs that either punch you in the face or get you in a slow groove. They’ve opened for Coldplay and recorded a song for the Spiderman 3 soundtrack. While the mp3 and video below will give you a taste of Black Mountain, I’d venture out to see them in person. It’ll give you a whole new appreciation for the band.

Website | MySpace | Jagjaguwar

Black Mountain – Tyrants

Black Mountain – Angels


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: