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Black Mountain Share New Song “What’s Your Conquest?”

Destroyer Out Now via Jajaguwar

Oct 10, 2019
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Black Mountain released a new album, Destroyer, in May via Jagjaguwar. Now they have shared a brand new song, "What's Your Conquest?," that's being billed as a standalone single. Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Frontman Stephen McBean had this to say about the cover in a press release: "Easton / Hawkes flippin' east London eggs on some Cold War blocks. Un, Deux, Trois - another pop explosion!"

Previously Black Mountain shared Destroyer's first single, "Future Shade." Then they shared another song from it, the over six-minute long "Boogie Lover." Then they shared another song from the album, "Licensed to Drive," as well as a video for the song inspired by 1970s and 1980s video games (with perhaps a nod to Mad Max Fury Road as well). Then they covered Black Sabbath's "Junior's Eyes" for Amazon Music.

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). 

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.

Read our recent My Firsts interview with Black Mountain.

Black Mountain Tour Dates:

Mon. Oct. 14 - Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Centre
Tue. Oct. 15 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Wed. Oct. 16 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Brudenell Social
Fri. Oct. 18 - Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Broadcast
Sat. Oct. 19 - Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Think Tank
Sun. Oct. 20 - Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Castle & Falcon
Mon. Oct. 21 - Brighton, UK @ Chalk
Tue. Oct. 22 - London, UK @ London Garage
Thu. Oct. 24 - Utrecht, NL @ Pandora
Fri. Oct. 25 - Maastricht, NL @ Muziekgieterij
Sat. Oct. 26 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Fri. Nov. 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Sat. Nov. 2 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sun. Nov. 3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Mon. Nov. 4 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Fri. Nov. 8 - Austin, TX @ Levitation
Sun. Nov. 10 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
Tue. Nov. 12 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Wed. Nov. 13 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Thu. Nov. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Fri. Nov. 15 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sat. Nov. 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
Tue. Nov. 19 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's
Wed. Nov. 20 - London, ON @ Rum Runners
Thu. Nov. 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Fri. Nov. 22 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
Sat. Nov. 23 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
Sun. Nov. 24 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Tue. Nov. 26 - St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
Wed. Nov. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Fri. Nov. 29 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Mon. Dec. 2 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Tue. Dec. 3 - Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective / Neurolux
Thu. Dec. 5 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse
Fri. Dec. 6 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's
Sun. Dec. 8 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

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