Black Mountain shares a new video for the “70s-style dragon-trudge metal” (Stereogum) track “Licensed To Drive,” from their new album, Destroyer, out today via Jagjaguwar.
The “Licensed To Drive” video follows previously released singles “Boogie Lover” and “Future Shade.” Directed by Zev Deans, the video is a blast down an 8-bit highway colliding with tougher than leather heavy metal barbarians, trash can drums, and a flame broiled 1976 GMC Sprint.
As described by Deans: “‘Licensed to Drive’ is a deep dive into the soul of a late 1970s living room, an exploration of the deep psychedelic fantasy at the core of the birth of the video game.”
Destroyer oscillates along Stephen McBean & Jeremy Schmidt’s collaborative frequencies and features contributions from Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun), Arjan Miranda, Adam Bulgasem (Dommengang, Soft Kill), Kid Millions (Oneida) and John Congleton (St Vincent, Swans). Collectively, there’s a renewed vitality to Black Mountain on Destroyer — a seasoned, veteran of heady hard rock that’s found new, young muscles to flex and roads to explore.
Pick up Destroyer, available now from https://blackmountain.ffm.to/destroyer