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WATCH // Pink Mountaintops And White Lung Release Video For “Chinese Watermelon”

The song’s video is wild—there are dancing mimes, a guitarist cowboy emerging from cake, people rocketing into the sky, and a golden Stephen McBean emerging from Mish Way’s torso.
Happy Halloween…
” – Pitchfork

Last weekend, Steve McBean (Pink Mountaintops, Black Mountain) and Mish Way (White Lung) premiered a video for “Chinese Watermelon” from their collaboration Pink Lung, made for the Cons EP Vol. 3, a series of colab releases that Converse sponsors. We aren’t sure what to expect from these two in the future, but if this video is any indication, it’s going to get freaky.

Black Mountain’s Steve McBean Appears in New Film – Watch the Trailer


A new indie film, a comedy called EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE, by Rob Leickner from Obsolete Films debuted at the Whistler Film Festival, and the film features Black Mountain’s own Stephen McBean. I’m really excited about seeing this movie because 1) Vancouver music is awesome 2) the movie is about a woman in the music industry 3) MCBEANNNN! He appears in the above trailer.


A really good interview with Rob and Nardnarduwar the Human Serviette, expounds upon the film, the Hive Studio, how far along in the film the word “fuck” is introduced and various indie rock jargon.  Listen here.

Watch Black Mountain Play Live on Swedish National Television

The Swedish television show Klubbland recently filmed Black Mountain playing in Copenhagen.  Did you know Sweden basically has a Hulu that broadcasts awesome rock concerts, some of them featuring Jagjaguwar artists? WHAT WILL YOU COME UP WITH NEXT, SWEDEN?  Affordable modern furniture?  Mysterious blond duos with insatiable appetites for Lil Wayne and Akon?  LISBETH SALANDER?!!!!

You can watch the entire 20-minute show below, or head to the website to watch the three songs (“Wilderness Heart,” “Queens Will Play” and “Don’t Run Our Hearts Around”) individually.  The 20-minute version comes with a nice intro and interview featuring Steve McBean before the show.

Is it worth it?

Well, I always enjoy playing live.  I don’t always enjoy all the sitting around, but, you know, it’s better than working at Dairy Queen.

Pitchfork Talks to Steve McBean about Wilderness Heart


A great new interview with Black Mountain’s Steve McBean has been posted to Pitchfork. He talks about the recording process of Wilderness Heart, falling in love with a California girl and the two producers behind the new album.  The shark remains a mystery, but for how long?

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