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      October 3, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      2729 W. Broad Street
      Richmond, Virginia 23220

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      Black Mountain


      Black Mountains Stephen McBean turned 16 after Woodstock but before Varg started burning down Norwegian churches. And yet, until just two short years ago, McBean had lived his entire adolescence and adult life without a proper drivers license, that first and most coveted ticket to personal independence. Black Mountains new album, Destroyer, is imbued with all that wild-ass freedom and newfound agency (and anxiety and fear) that comes with one's first time behind the wheel.Destroyer, named after the discontinued single-run 1985 Dodge Destroyer muscle car, is structured around the feeling of driving a hot rod. The album exists in the middle of the early-to-mid 80s Los Angeles war between punk and hair metal - its exhilarating, spirited, and dangerous. Throughout, youthful themes run rampant: Boogie Lover cruises down the Sunset Strip, Horns Arising is a fill-up at a desert gas station just in time to see a UFO hovering near a mesa, and High Rise rounds out a sense of teenage discovery.To create Destroyer, McBean shacked himself up in his rehearsal space and invited over friends from the endless rocknroll highway, bringing to life 22 songs. While some were laid back into shallow graves to dig up once again at a later date, the others were left above ground and polished and given life, some transformed by longtime band member Jeremy Schmidt. This generation of Black Mountain also sees new members Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun) and Adam Bulgasem (Dommengang & Soft Kill) as well as familiar collaborators Kliph Scurlock (Flaming Lips), Kid Millions (Oneida) and John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans). Collectively, theres a renewed vitality to Black Mountain on Destroyer a seasoned, veteran of heady hard rock thats found new, young muscles to flex and roads to explore.

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