Pink Mountaintops, the exploratory and enigmatic project of Black Mountain frontman Stephen McBean, make their triumphant return after eight years with the announcement of their new album Peacock Pools, that will be released on May 6, 2022 via their new label home ATO Records.
They usher in this new era proudly with the rollicking, 70s-invoking sonic blast that is new track “Lights Of The City.” They have also shared the track’s accompanying video, directed by George Mays.
Speaking on the new video, Stephen McBean says: “Lincoln Heights hilltop sunrise riff ’n’ bang sparks spree of vengeance by disgruntled ex-bass player turned cyborg tinkertronic handsome man, Ken The Walnut.
Obsessed with Pink Mountaintops demise The Walnut’s sinister plot almost succeeds in a Don McClean sized wave of rock ’n’ roll destruction.
Thankfully, Emily Rose’s Phantom of The Park summoned superpowers save the band group combo and with some collective post-dress rehearsal concert magic the former low frequency fiend is defeated. Let the rock prevail!”
Pre-orders are available now and include limited-edition gold vinyl, indie exclusive splatter vinyl, CD, and digital versions.
Pink Mountaintops are currently on the road supporting Dinosaur Jr. Announcements of a headlining tour are forthcoming.
Since their 2004 self-titled debut, Pink Mountaintops have supplied an outlet for the more arcane fascinations of Black Mountain frontman Stephen McBean. On Peacock Pools—Pink Mountaintops’ first new music in eight years—the British Columbia-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist shares 12 songs sparked from his magpie-like curiosity for a wild expanse of cultural artifacts: the sci-fi body horror of David Cronenberg, Disney Read-Along Records from the 1970s, early Pink Floyd and mid-career Gary Numan, John Carpenter movies, Ornette Coleman live videos, a 1991 essay on the cult of bodybuilding by postmodern feminist Camille Paglia.
Pink Mountaintops Tour Dates:
2/15 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
2/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
2/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
2/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
2/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
2/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
2/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
2/26 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre