Black Mountain

Black Mountain

After founding Jerk with a Bomb in the late ’90s, Stephen McBean had by the mid-2000s transformed the Vancouver-area band into a group called Black Mountain. Drawing on blues, psychedelia, acid rock, and the Velvet Underground, Black Mountain’s sound was a cross between the darkness and grit of the Warlocks and Brian Jonestown Massacre’s trippiness. After debuting in October 2004 on Jagjaguwar with the 12” Druganaut, Black Mountain stayed with the label for an eponymous full-length, issued the following January. Joining McBean for the album were local players Matthew Camirand, Jeremy Schmidt, Joshua Wells, and Amber Webber, listed collectively to preserve the band’s communal ethic. (Black Mountain ran concurrent to and intermingled with McBean’s other band, lo-fi classic rockers Pink Mountaintops.) In January 2008, the group released their sophomore album, In the Future, and showed off their willingness to explore proggy (and druggy) territory with the 17-minute opus “Bright Lights.” The group’s third, full length album, Wilderness Heart, arrived in 2010.

Black Mountain Discography


#48 Black Mountain Black Mountain (Album, Comp) Jagjaguwar #48 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
JAG 90SAMP Black Mountain In The Future (Album) Jagjaguwar JAG 90SAMP US 2008 Sell This Version
JAG175 Black Mountain Wilderness Heart (Album) Jagjaguwar JAG175 US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SO 28, QWS 4 Destroyer (4) / Black Mountain Destroyer (4) / Black Mountain - Quiet Weather Singles Series Spirit Of Orr, Spirit Of Orr SO 28, QWS 4 US 2004 Sell This Version
JAG 72 Black Mountain Druganaut (EP) Jagjaguwar JAG 72 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Black Mountain Stormy High (Single) Suicide Squeeze none US 2006 Sell This Version
JAG119 Black Mountain Bastards Of Light Jagjaguwar JAG119 US 2007 Sell This Version
SP799 Black Mountain Lucy Brown(7", Single, Ltd, Gre) Sub Pop SP799 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Black Mountain Old Fangs (Single) Jagjaguwar none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Black Mountain The Hair Song (Single) Jagjaguwar none UK 2010 Sell This Version
JAG195 Black Mountain Rollercoaster (Single) Jagjaguwar JAG195 UK & US 2011 Sell This Version


SLANG5040633P Black Mountain, Blood Meridian, Pink Mountaintops Black Mountain, Blood Meridian, Pink Mountaintops - The Black Mountain Army Tour EP(CD, EP, Promo, Comp) City Slang SLANG5040633P Europe 2006 Sell This Version
JAG220 Black Mountain Year Zero (The Original Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Comp) Jagjaguwar JAG220 US 2012 Sell This Version