Live Video: Black Mountain

Live Video, Local Music
06/10/2016
Janice Headley
photo by Melissa Wax (view set)

When Vancouver-based band Black Mountain stepped in the studio, we got a contact high. Not necessarily from their clothing, but definitely from their heavy, sludgy, psychedelic sound. Vocalists Stephen McBean and Amber Webber trade verses over a Black Sabbath-inspired wave of droning guitar and keyboard. The KEXP session was a little bit of a homecoming, as the band recorded the new album IV right here in Seattle with Randall Dunn at Avast Studios. "Randall Dunn is kind-of a legend around these parts," explained drummer Joshua Wells. "He's known for the big crushing weight of darkness that he brings, and it's exactly what we wanted." Get high on this in-studio session with video below, recorded back in April:

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