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WATCH // Pink Mountaintops Shares “North Hollywood Microwaves” Video Dir. By Annie Hardy Via A.V. Club Premiere, New North American Tour Dates Start 4/30

You had the chance to hear the new (beautifully filthy) track “North Hollywood Microwaves” when Stephen McBean [Black Mountain] announced a new Pink Mountaintops album Get Back will be out April 29th. Today, A.V. Club has premiered the new video for the track directed by Annie Hardy [Giant Drag] the explicit rapping maestro also featured in the song. Watch it above or here on our YouTube.

On the trippy new video Hardy says,

“I’d like to imagine I supplied at least some of the inspiration for “North Hollywood Microwaves.” I met Stephen McBean through my good friend Joe Cardamone (who produced the Pink Mountaintops LP) who always knows who to introduce to who. Joe, Stephen, Travis Keller and I met for lunch, first at my house in North Hollywood (clue 1) and on the way to Mrs Peaches Soul Food I told the car a story of a not-so-distant past that found my house (Full Psycho HQ) rocking 4 microwaves (clue 2). A few weeks later Joe told me Stephen had heard my side project PnP (a “free jizz” band of all improv music that Joe was lucky enough to record: a 51 minute freestyle musical odyssey that I’ve yet to outdo (clue 3)) and Stephen wanted me to come rap on a song. Wouldn’t you know it, I went down and threw down two mere freestyles and forgot about it until Stereogum told me they were debuting it. I asked Stephen if I could make a music video for the song and he said yes. Stephen sent me an amazing video of himself dancing which really legitimized my video. I came down with a vicious kidney infection that ended with me in the ER, which couldn’t have worked out better for the “me and Rod Stewart at the hospital” part of my freestyle. All in all I’d say this video and the experience was a great one and is just more proof that the universe is a magical place for anyone that dares to adventure… And that North Hollywood rules.”

Pre-order Get Back on iTunes, Amazon, SCD Bundle, and your local record store.



TOUR DATES:


[All dates + tickets here: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

4/30 | Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
5/01 | Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
5/02 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/03 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/04 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/06 | Low Spirits – Albuquerque, NM
5/07 | Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
5/08 | The Western – Scottsdale, AZ
5/19 | The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
5/22 | Harpo’s Upstairs Cabaret – Victoria, BC
5/23 | The Fox – Vancouver, BC
5/25 | Sasquatch Music Festival – George, WA
5/26 | Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
5/28 | The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
5/29 | Casbah – San Diego, CA
5/30 | The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

6/06 | Ghent, BE – DOK
6/07 | Eindhoven, NL – Eindhoven Psychlab
6/08 | Beverungen, DE – Orange Blossom Special
6/09 | Hamburg, DE – Knust
6/10 | Berlin, DE – Privatclub
6/11 | Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
6/12 | Geneve, CH – PTR Usine
6/13 | Luzern, CH – B-Sides Festival
6/14 | Brescia, IT – No Silenz Preview
6/17 | Paris, FR – La Fleche d’Or
6/18 | London, UK – Corsica Studios
6/20 | Charleroi, BE – Fete de la Musique Festival
6/21 | Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
7/13 | Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
8/29 | Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
8/30 | Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
8/31 | Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
9/01 | Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
9/02 | Brighton, UK – Green Dore Store

Watch // Pink Mountaintops Shares New Video For “Ambulance City”, New Album ‘Get Back’ Out April 29th

A few weeks ago Stephen McBean, of Black Mountain, shared news that a new Pink Mountaintops album Get Back will be out April 29th and you had the chance to hear the new (beautifully filthy) track “North Hollywood Microwaves”.

Today, Pink Mountaintops have shared a new video for “Ambulance City”, the first track from the upcoming album via Noisey premiere.

The new video by Olivia Jaffe features Stephen McBean and band in glorious VHS resolution with more costume changes than you can shake a badass stick at. According to McBean, the video came together after he heard director Jaffe about her still-working 80’s VHS camera. This video marks the first time they’ve worked together since 1431 while serving drinks at Joan of Arc’s execution (no need to check the history books on that one, we can say from being there that it’s true).

Pre-order Get Back on iTunes, Amazon, SCD Bundle, and your local record store.

Click read more for the band’s current and upcoming tour dates with Band of Horses and Marissa Nadler.
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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Pink Mountaintops Announces New LP ‘Get Back’ Out April 29th, Listen to “North Hollywood Microwaves” Via Stereogum Premiere

Stephen McBean, of Black Mountain, has shared news that a new Pink Mountaintops album is on the way.

New LP Get Back, out April 29th (28th in Europe), picks up where Stephen left off on Outside Love in 2009, with a collection of songs partly inspired by Stephen’s new home base of Los Angeles, but also much more. Stephen says the album is influenced by “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.”

The new album is produced by Joe Cardomone [The Icarus Line] and pulls from a wealth of talented Los Angeles musicians including J Mascis, Gregg Foreman [Cat Power, Delta 72], Daniel Allaire [Brian Jonestown Massacre], Stephen Kille [Dead Meadow], and Rob Barbato [Darker My Love, The Fall, Cass McCombs]. To fin ish up the record, Stephen called upon Randal Dunn [SunnO))), Earth, SunCity Girls, Boris] who mixed it at Avast! Studios [Bikini Kill, Mudhoney, Christ On A Crutch, Soundgarden] in Seattle and Howie Weinburg [Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Danzig, Ramones, Slayer] who mastered it in Laurel Canyon.

With all that in mind, excited fans can preview the new album by listening to an awesome new track “North Hollywood Microwaves”, which is maybe the filthiest song we’ve ever released. It features rapping from Annie Hardy [Giant Drag] and can be heard via Stereogum or above via our Soundcloud. Put on some headphones and get weird with Stephen and Annie.

Pre-order Get Back on iTunes, Amazon, SCD Bundle, and your local record store.

Click read more to see artwork, track list, and upcoming tour dates including a few with Band of Horses.
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WATCH // Pink Mountaintops Plays Acoustic “While We Were Dreaming” For INDIE88 Black Box Session

Stephen McBean of Pink Mountaintops performed a special acoustic version of “While We Were Dreaming” for INDIE88 and their Black Box Sessions series above or on YouTube here.

“While We Were Dreaming” is off Pink Mountaintops‘ 2009 album, Outside Love. Grab the album here from SC Distribution.

WATCH // Pink Mountaintops at The Wild Unknown’s Forest Party

Pink Mountaintops at Forest Party 2012 from Caleb Seppala on Vimeo.

Earlier this summer, The Wild Unknown put on their second annual Forest Party in upstate New York. It all took place at the home of Family Band’s Kim Krans and Jonny Ollsin, who built the quaint cabin that sits on the property themselves. Lots of folks headed north for the special get-together, including Stephen McBean of Pink Mountaintops. He lent a hand in constructing the set-up and then, with guitar in hand, took park in a number of performances. Watch him play ““Closer to Heaven” above.

Fader happened to catch all the Forest Party fun! For photos and story, head HERE.

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Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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DIANA
Sackville, NB - Sappyfest

Dinosaur Jr.
Cooperstown, NY - Brewery Ommegang  w/ Primus

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre  w/ Vinyl Williams

Viet Cong
Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival

Wolf People
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

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