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Black Mountain Share New Song “Boogie Lover”

Destroyer Due Out May 24 via Jajaguwar

Apr 11, 2019 Photography by Olivia Jaffe
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Black Mountain are releasing a new album, Destroyer, on May 24 via Jagjaguwar. Previously they shared its first single, "Future Shade." Now they have shared another song from it, the over six-minute long "Boogie Lover." It was shared via a YouTube post labeled as "Official Audio," but it's kind of a music video for the song. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Frontman Stephen McBean conceived the album in the wake of finally getting a driver's license for the first time two years ago. The album features longtime member Jeremy Schmidt, alongside new members Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun), and Adam Bulgasem (Dommengang & Soft Kill), as well as previous collaborators Kliph Scurlock (The Flaming Lips), Kid Millions (Oneida), and John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans). 

McBean had this to say about "Boogie Lover" in a press release: "Slaying hearts with riffs in search of Geezer wood. This one went into the oven twice as it needed an extra topping. Space doom for lovers. Kliph Scurlock [Flaming Lips] pulled some Kiss outta his cape and Randy Holden came knocking on the front door holding a bridge! Rachel Fannan [Sleepy Sun] baked a cake while Jeremy Schmidt &Tom G. Warrior spaced out on some classic Isaac Hayes. Slow burn in a creaky world." 

A previous press release described the album this way: "Destroyer, named after the discontinued single-run 1985 Dodge Destroyer muscle car, is structured around the feeling of driving a hot rod. The album exists in the middle of the early-to-mid 80s Los Angeles war between punk and hair metal - it's exhilarating, spirited, and dangerous. Throughout, youthful themes run rampant: 'Boogie Lover' cruises down the Sunset Strip, 'Horns Arising' is a fill-up at a desert gas station just in time to see a UFO hovering near a mesa, and 'High Rise' rounds out a sense of teenage discovery."

The album is the band's fifth, the follow-up to 2016's IV.

Black Mountain Tour Dates:

Thu. May 9 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace (Canadian Music Week)
Sat. May 11 - Toronto, ON @ Yonge-Dundas Square (Canadian Music Week)
Fri. May 25 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

Sat. May 26 - Pioneertown, CA @ Stoned and Dusted
Sun. Aug. 11 - Bagnes, CH @ Palp Festival
Fri. Aug. 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas

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