Vancouver-based psych rock band Black Mountain has gotten the FMB treatment before, but their latest album is so monstrously, mind-blowingly good they’ve earned a second go-round.
It’s called Wilderness Heart, and not only is it a strong contender for album of the year, as you can see over to the side it may be album art of the year as well. To me it captures what was best about early-’70s rock, the Zeppelin-y stomp, long-haired grandeur, and woozy drugginess. Matters are immensely improved by the presence of Amber Webber, the bewitching girl singer who sounds like early Grace Slick .
This track has me playing air guitar like nobody’s business.
Get Grist in your inbox