A slow, plodding, phaser-pedaled-out bass line kicks off Black Mountain’s latest single, “Boogie Lover,” which is out today. The song is accompanied by a psychedelic visualizer that is a perfect fit for the fuzzed-out stoner metal take on classic rock.
The vocals are drenched in reverb, occasionally dropping in to give a hallucinogenic edge to the multi-layered doom-boogie sound. The group vocals on the chorus add just a little sweetness to this hellish piece of heavy-psych rock, further building the anticipation of their upcoming album Destroyer, which is out May 24 on Jagjaguwar. That album was announced back in March 2019 along with the first single “Future Shade.”
“Slaying hearts with riffs in search of Geezer wood,” said guitarist Stephen McBean somewhat cryptically about the song. “This one went into the oven twice as it needed an extra topping. Space doom for lovers. Kliph Scurlock [Flaming Lips] pulled some Kiss outta his cape and Randy Holden came knocking on the front door holding a bridge! Rachel Fannan [Sleepy Sun] baked a cake while Jeremy Schmidt & Tom G. Warrior spaced out on some classic Isaac Hayes. Slow burn in a creaky world.”