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Watch: Black Mountain’s “Old Fangs” on Fallon

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    It’s fitting that Black Mountain’s Wilderness Heart (one of our picks for 35 albums you should buy in 2010) has a gigantic great white shark with it’s jaws agape on the cover. The Canadian psych-rockers have been off our radar lately, but they returned to our collective consciousnesses last night by delivering a no-frills performance of “Old Fangs” on Late Night Jimmy Fallon. The album hits shelves on September 14th (via Jagjaguwar) and the song is a nearly five-minute, hard rocking, gritty head banger that – just like a great white shark – will leave you feeling tense as hell.

    It’s funny watching the studio audience sway and clap in the background as singer Amber Webber very nonchalantly rocks back and forth in between delivering lines about not staying straight-laced forever and asking if it’s “foolish to know what you want before you’ve begun.” The song isn’t as hyper-kinetic as “Stormy High” from their last album – 2008’s In the Future – but “Old Fangs” sounds good with trippy synth buoying the chugging guitar riff.

    Check the video out below, then check the band out on one of their upcoming tour dates. They play this weekend’s Electric Picnic in Ireland and return to North America on October 28th for a tour that lasts until December. Tickets are available through Black Mountain’s website.

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    Black Mountain 2010 Tour Dates:
    09/03 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
    09/04 – Oxford, UK @ Academy 2
    09/05 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
    09/08 – Brighton, uK @ Concorde 2
    09/09 – Tourcoing, FR @ Radar Festival
    09/10 – Isle of Wright, UK @ Bestival (SOLD OUT)
    09/11 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
    09/12 – Leeds, UK @ TJ’s Woodhouse
    09/14 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
    09/15 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
    09/16 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
    09/17 – Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival
    09/18 – Groningern, NL @ Take Root, De Oosterpoort
    09/20 – Koln, DE @ Gebaeude 9
    09/21 – Hamburg, DE @ Grünspan
    09/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Leppon
    09/23 РG̦teborg, SE @ Pusterviksbaren
    09/24 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
    09/25 – Stolckholm, SE @ Debaser
    09/27 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
    09/28 – Munich, DE @ 59:1
    09/29 – Milan, IT @ Salumeria della Musica
    09/30 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
    10/01 – Rome, IT @ Circolo degli Artisti
    10/03 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
    10/04 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
    10/05 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    10/06 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    10/07 – London, UK @ Shepards Bush Empire
    10/28 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    10/30 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
    10/31 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
    11/01 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
    11/02 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
    11/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    11/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
    11/07 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
    11/09 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
    11/10 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
    11/11 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
    11/12 – Atlanta, GA @ the Earl
    11/13 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
    11/15 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
    11/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
    11/17 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
    11/19 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
    11/20 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
    11/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
    11/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
    11/28 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    11/29 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
    11/30 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom

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