Black Mountain shares a new video for the “70s-style dragon-trudge metal” (Stereogum) track 'Licensed To Drive,' from their new album, Destroyer, out now via Jagjaguwar/Rhythmethod.
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.