Black Mountain Ready ‘Wilderness Heart’ LP, Share a New Single

Finally. As much as we love Black Mountain‘s myriad side projects–especially Pink Mountaintops‘ last LP–self-titled‘s thrilled to hear that the band’s finally ready to release their third full-length record. Due out September 14 through Jagjaguwar, Wilderness Heart features some serious co-producers (Dave Sardy and Randall Dunn, who’ve worked with everyone from Sunn O))) to LCD Soundsystem) and a laundry list of influences that won’t make a lick of sense until we actually hear the damn thing. That includes the following: “New Order, King Crimson, Studio 54, Alex Chilton, sunshine, Janis Joplin, Please Kill Me, Shirley Collins, Mickey Newbury, jalapeno salsa, Night of The Hunter, Cactus Taqueria, Funky16Corners podcasts, Dennis Wilson, [and] the house blowing up in the desert at the end of Zabriskie Point.” Or as a press release explains it even further:

The new record is packed with succinct rock songs that pulse and pound with startling precision: it pummels you, you ask for more. Wilderness Heart is arguably Black Mountain’s tightest, most concentrated outing, but there’s still plenty of raw rock energy at work. It’s their most metal and most folk oriented record so far.  It’s a Black Mountain pop record, which is to say it’s nothing like pop at all.

Fair enough. For now, you might want to just listen to the new track after the jump, a little pavement-peeling single called “Old Fangs.” A stack of summer tour dates were also just announced.

Black Mountain live:
6/23 Kamloops, BC – Pogue Mahone w/ Lord Beginner
6/24 Calgary, AB – Republik w/ Lord Beginner
6/25 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room w/ Lord Beginner
6/26 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s w/ Lord Beginner
6/27 Regina, SK – The Exchange w/ Lord Beginner, Orbital Express
6/28 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre w/ Lord Beginner, Sleepy Sun
6/30 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon w/ David Vandervelde
7/1 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ David Vandervelde
7/2 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick w/ David Vandervelde
7/3 London, ON – Call the Office w/ One Hundred Dollars
7/9 Hultsfred, Sweden – Hultsfred Festival
7/10 Brugge, Belgium – Cactus Festival
7/11 Balado, Kinross-Shire, Scotland – T In The Park Festival
7/13 London, UK – The Lexington (SOLD OUT)
7/14 London, UK – The Lexington (SOLD OUT)
7/16 Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival
7/17 Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
7/18 Ferropolis, Germany – Melt Festival
7/23 Toronto, ONT – Horseshoe Tavern w/ Quest for Fire
7/24 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom w/ Quest for Fire
7/26 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews w/ Mondo Drag
7/27 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room w/ The Dodos
7/28 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater w/ Spindrift
7/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge w/ Spindrift
7/31 Boise, ID – Neurolux w/ Spindrift
8/26 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater w/ Lower Heaven
8/30 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory w/ The War on Drugs
9/4 Oxford, Academy 2
9/5 Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds
9/10 Isle Of Wight, Bestival (SOLD OUT)
9/11 Dorset, End Of The Road Festival
9/12 Leeds, TJs Woodhouse Club w/Ladyhawk
9/14 Glasgow, Oran Mor w/Ladyhawk
9/15 Manchester, Academy 3 w/Ladyhawk
9/16 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms w/Ladyhawk
9/17 Tilburg, Netherlands – Incubate Festival
9/18 Groningen, Netherlands – Take Root
10/7 London, Shepherds Bush Empire