Black Mountain – “Mary Lou”

Vancouver-based psychedelic rock outfit Black Mountain are preparing to release the soundtrack to the upcoming surf film Year Zero. The soundtrack is due out both digitally and on vinyl via Jagjaguwar on April 3. A press release described the film thusly:

“Shot around the world on 16mm film, Year Zero is set in a near-ish future where the world as we know it has ended. Director Joe G. places the survivors in a damaged but stunningly beautiful place, a world where the reset button has been hit, where we hold onto the vestiges of the things we love, but those things become weightless, and the ensuing freedom is as exhilarating as it is scary. To simply call it post-apocalyptic is to undermine the imagination that Joe G. brings to the world’s remains, and Year Zero is ultimately as much a ‘surf movie’ as it is a movie about Earth illustrated through surfing.”

The same press release goes on to say that “with ‘Year Zero,’ Black Mountain go to a place that is intergalactic and downright ruthless, with a sound big enough to stand up to the vastness of the ocean, the bigness of the sun, and the lives of the people left living.” As a testament to the veracity of that statement, one of the band’s new songs from ‘Year Zero’ has been made available for download, the blistering “Mary Lou.” Below, you can stream or download the song, and also see the track listing from the album as well as the trailer for the film.

Year Zero: Original Soundtrack by Black Mountain

01. Phosphorescent Waves
02. Bright Lights
03. Mary Lou
04. Embrace Euphoria
05. Tyrants
06. Modern Music
07. In Sequence
08. Wilderness Heart
09. Breathe