Black Mountain Shares New Single, “Licensed To Drive”

Today Black Mountain shares new single, “Licensed To Drive,” from their forthcoming album,Destroyer, due May 24th via Jagjaguwar. “Boogie Lover,” and lead single, “Future Shade,” “Licensed to Drive” is heavy and exhilarating, and would easily be the most dangerous ripper on a titular film’s soundtrack. In the words of the band’s Stephen McBean“A riff in A flat and some Neu / Nugent / Newman Motorik hustle.  Was the vacation better than the journey or did the drive etch itself into your soul?  I’d like to thank the DMV for the inspiration.

Listen to “Licensed To Drive” –

Destroyer also features contributions from longtime band member Jeremy Schmidt,  Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun), Arjan MirandaAdam Bulgasem (Dommengang, Soft Kill), Kid Millions(Oneida) and John Congleton (St Vincent, Swans). Collectively, there’s a renewed vitality toBlack Mountain on Destroyer — a seasoned, veteran of heady hard rock that’s found new, young muscles to flex and roads to explore.

Stream “Boogie Lover” –

Stream “Future Shade” –

Pre-order Destroyer –

Black Mountain Tour Dates:

Thu. May 9 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

Fri. May 25 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

Sat. May 26 – Pioneertown, CA @ Stoned and Dusted

Sun. Aug. 11 – Bagnes, CH @ Palp Festival

Fri. Aug. 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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