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New Black Mountain Album, IV, Planned For April

Black Mountain IVEvery once in a while, I get excited over brand new music that’s not new remastering or remix or something. As some of you already know, I have a few new bands that I immensely enjoy! Black Mountain is one of them.

Their last new album was Wilderness Heart, which was released in 2010 (SIX years ago!). Previous to that were two genuine masterpieces, In The Future (2008), and the self-titled Black Mountain debut, issued in 2005.

Black Mountain originates from Vancouver and is comprised of Stephen McBean, Jeremy Schmidt, Brad Truax, Joshua Wells, and the beautiful and talented Amber Webber.

It is with great pleasure that I help to announce the arrival of their latest album, IV. IV is on the calendar for April 1 (a great 59th birthday gift for me as my birthday follows on April 2!)

The ten-track IV is planned for CD, DD, and a 2LP set from Jagjaguwar (a favored label of mine).

IV – Black Mountain

01 – Mother of the Sun
02 – Florian Saucer Attack
03 – Defector
04 – You Can Dream
05 – Constellations
06 – Line Them All Up
07 – Cemetery Breeding
08 – (Over and Over) The Chain
09 – Crucify Me
10 – Space to Bakersfield

They will support this new album with an extensive tour (see dates below). You can purchase tickets here!

3/19 Р Azores, Portugal РTremor Festival
3/26 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
3/28-29 Р Lisbon, Portugal РMusicbox
3/31 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Arena
4/01 – Barcelona, Spain – Bikini
4/02 – Bilbao, Spain – Kafe Antzoki
4/04 – Turin, Italy – Spazio 211
4/05 – Bologna, Italy – Lokomotiv
4/06 – Zurich, Switzerland – Bogen F
4/07 – Geneva, Switzerland – PTR Usine
4/08 – Paris, France – La Fleche D’Or
4/09 – Brighton, England – Concorde 2
4/10 – Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
4/12 – London, England – Electric Ballroom
4/13 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
4/14 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Roadburn Festival
4/15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Oude Zaal
4/16 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
4/21 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
4/22 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
4/23 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
4/25 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
4/26 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
4/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
4/29-30, 05/01 – Austin, TX – Levitation
5/03 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
5/04 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
5/05 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
5/06-07 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
5/10 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
5/11 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
5/12 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
5/13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
5/14 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
5/15 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Pyramid Cabaret
5/17 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Amigos
5/18 – Edmonton, Alberta – Starlite Room
5/19 – Calgary, Alberta – Marquee Beer Market + Stage
5/21 – Vancouver, British Columbia – The Commodore Ballroom


New Album From Amber Webber and Derek Fudesko, Kodiak Deathbeds

Kodiak DeathbedsIf you’re a fan of the Canadian band, Black Mountain, then you are no stranger to the voice of Amber Webber. For me, her voice is a standout. When Black Mountain is not doing anything (and they are a slow band. It’s been five years since we’ve heard anything new.), then the members are out doing a variety of projects. Amber is one of the busier of the group. A few years back, she recorded the excellent Fantasy album with Joshua Wells, (as Lightning Dust), who is also a member of Black Mountain. Since, she has recently released a digital version of her latest project, Kodiak Deathbeds.

She formed Kodiak Deathbeds along with Derek Fudesko (recently of Cave Singers). The band is a stripped down folk showcase that cannot go bad with Amber Webber at the mic.

The new album is filled with ten reflective tracks that are for the fan. They’re laid back affairs, contributing to the grace that Webber’s vocal range provides, and the gentle guitar of Fudesko. And if you’re a fan of either of these artists, or both of them, then I cannot recommend Kodiak Deathbeds enough for you. I’m not crazy about the name, or many of the names used by bands these days, but I can tell you, the album is worth the listen and purchase.

Amber and Derek

The album is streaming at several locations but primarily via Band Camp. The album can be physically had on vinyl LP with 50 available on a limited run of 50 for the hand-numbered version, and 450 of the standard vinyl issue.

It also bears noting that Amber Webber has publicly stated that Black Mountain is in the act of putting together new music for a new release. Yay!