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ALBUM RELEASE // Pink Mountaintops’ ‘Get Back’ Out Now, US Tour Starts Wednesday

Today we are excited to announce the worldwide release of Pink Mountaintops’ new album, Get Back. Stephen McBean cites influences for his latest release as “Alleys, curbs, walls, and cigarette-stained gig flyers. An island on the Pacific coast. Fake British towns. Slayer posters. The beauty of youth. It’s about listening to ‘Driver’s Seat’ and ‘Guns of Brixton’ and hotboxing The Duster.”

Joe Cardomone, known for his work with The Icarus Line, produced the new release. Get Back includes a wealth of talented Los Angeles musicians including J Mascis, Gregg Foreman, Daniel Allaire, Stephen Kille, and Rob Barbato. To finish up the record, Stephen called upon Randal Dunn who mixed it at Avast! Studios in Seattle and Howie Weinburg who mastered it in Laurel Canyon.

Listen to a preview of the new record above or on our Soundcloud here.

Read Interview Magazine‘s piece on Stephen where they interview him about leaving Vancouver for LA, the new album, and his early musical influences.

Get Back is available now via iTunes, SC Distribution, Amazon, and your local record store.

See what critics are saying about the new album:

“The record once again proves that rock is hard to define and often is whatever one wants it to be, at least as long as there’s a guitar, youthful spirit, and maybe a stage dive involved.”
- Popstache

“The Pink Mountaintops’ fourth long-player is dense, difficult, intoxicating, and bereft of a single dull moment.”
- AllMusic

“Stephen McBean is just one of those dudes, one of the many guys who inspires equal amounts of applause and jealousy because his projects always, in the truest sense of the word, rock.”
- Music OMH

Click read more to see tour dates for the band starting Wednesday night in Dallas.
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WATCH // J Mascis Performs On Saturday Night Live

No big deal. It’s just J Mascis, Kim Gordon, Steve Jones, Aimee Mann, Carrie Brownstein, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, and Ian Rubbish (Fred Armisen) all jamming out together for Armisen’s final taadahhh on Saturday Night Live. Go ahead, give it a watch above.

You can see J and the rest of the Dinosaur Jr. gang live on tour! They’re playing Primavera Sound Barcelona this Thursday with plenty of dates to follow, including an after-party at Governors Ball on June 7. Find the full list of shows and ticket links HERE.

J Mascis Turned Shoe Designer, PLUS Dinosaur Jr. Remix Phoenix

J Mascis has joined forces with Keep, a vegan footwear company, to create a custom shoe. It is purple, of course, and features an embroidered stripe patterned after J’s guitar strap. COOL! You can check out the shoe above. Head to KEEP to pre-order your own pair, which come complete with a 7″ picture disc that features a previously unreleased J Mascis track. A part of the proceeds will go to support Amma, the non-profit organization of Mata Amritandamayi.

In other awesome news, Dinosaur Jr. have remixed Phoenix’s new single, “Entertainment.” You can stream the track below!

TOUR ALERT // Dinosaur Jr. Announce West Coast Dates, J Mascis Teams Up With Sharon Van Etten for John Denver Tribute


Hallelujah! Dinosaur Jr. are bringing their live show to the West Coast! They’ve announced a handful of dates in between their Australian and European tours; included in the tour is a performance at Coachella! Check out all stops below.

J Mascis recently teamed up with Sharon Van Etten for a song on the new John Denver tribute album. Listen to “Prisoners” at Pitchfork.

 
West Coast Tour:
04/11/13 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04/12/13 Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu
04/13/13 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
04/14/13 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/17/13 Pomona, CA- The Glass House w/ King Tuff
04/18/13 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
04/19/13 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
04/20/13 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04/21/13 Indio, CA – Coachella

J Mascis Goes Unplugged for Portlandia, Watch The Teaser Now

Here’s a good reason to catch the new episode of Portlandia airing on IFC tomorrow (not that you need one). J Mascis makes a cameo, complete with braids and an electric guitar in hand. He teams up with members of Dirty Projectors and Carrie Brownstein to compete in the “Battle of the Gentle Bands.” See J Mascis like you’ve never seen him before – quiet and unplugged! You can preview the new episode above!

Dinosaur Jr. starts their tour next Wednesday, January 30 at Glasgow’s Arches. You can see the full list of tour dates HERE.

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

Ambulance City by Pink Mountaintops

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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