Stephen McBean (of Black Mountain fame) isn’t just sitting around in a motel room eating donuts. He’s making new music as the force behind LA-based Pink Mountaintops.
Pink Mountaintops is essentially McBean’s solo project, but it features a hodge-podge of some of his buddies and fellow LA musicians: Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Rob Barbato (Darker My Love, The Fall, Cass McCombs), Steve Kille (Dead Meadow), Annie Hardy (Giant Drag), & Gregg Foreman (Cat Power, Delta 72) all show up on McBean’s latest record.
The release of Get Back on April 28 via Jagjaguwar marked Pink Mountaintops’ first record in five years, and it is an album that makes you sit up and take notice. The band is breaking through the indie music clutter with a punk-driven, blues-leaning sound that conjures the trademark carefree swagger of some of the genre’s best. The video for the single “North Hollywood Microwaves” even has a very late-80s/’90s aesthetic as a kind of homage to the genre’s last heyday.
Pink Mountaintops recently played the loft at Origami Vinyl in celebration of Record Store Day. Tonight, McBean and Co. take to the stage at The Echo for their hometown show promoting the new album. If you’re looking to add a little spice to your Friday night, tickets are still available.
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