Pink Mountaintops unleash Vampire [new mp3]

by oz on April 15, 2009

Pink Mountaintops

Pink Mountaintops have a new album called Outside Love coming out on May 5th via Jagjaguwar. You may know Steve McBean (above) from his other band, Black Mountain. For those familiar with Black Mountain, you may be expecting some heavy psychedelic rock. “Vampire” is surprisingly smooth with McBean’s voice accompanied mostly by an acoustic guitar.

More about the album:

The ten songs on Outside Love are about or influenced by weddings in Montreal, winter, Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut, Christmas albums, that one Exile song and that one Echo and the Bunnymen song, the Bermuda Triangle, being depressed in the sunshine, people who haven’t made out yet but will in the future, The Everly Brothers, clowns in the ceilings, and bedrooms where skinheads used to live.‚  They are songs of love and hate that read like a Danielle Steele romance novel but that would probably make for bad television.‚  Recorded at multiple studios, Outside Love was mixed at Elmwood Studios by John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Black Mountain, Explosions In The Sky, The Mountain Goats).

If you ever have a chance to catch Steve McBean live (with any project), I’d highly recommend it. The Black Mountain show I caught at Schubas in Chicago a few years back is one of the most memorable I’ve seen. McBean gets lost in his music and seems to enter another world.

Pink Mountaintops – Vampire

From Black Mountain:

Black Mountain – Tyrants

Black Mountain – Druganaut

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