Pink Mountaintops: Outside Love


Pink Mountaintops
Jagjaguwar is proud to announce the upcoming release of Outside Love by Pink Mountaintops, ten songs of love and hate that read like a Danielle Steele romance novel but that would probably make for bad television.

Outside Love is the third album by Pink Mountaintops, AKA Stephen McBean, who has slowly emerged as a distinctive voice and a very special contributor to the North American songbook. A veteran of the Vancouver/Victoria punk rock scene, McBean is best known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain, as principal songwriter, guitarist and co-vocalist.

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.

Friends and family who contributed to or appear on Outside Love, in no particular order, include Sophie Trudeau (A Silver Mt. Zion, Godspeed You! Black Emperor), Ted Bois (Destroyer), Jesse Sykes (Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, sunn 0)))), Phil Wandscher (Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, Whiskeytown), Josh Stevenson (Jackie O Motherfucker), Ashley Webber (The Organ, Bonnie Prince Billy), Amber Webber (Black Mountain, Lightning Dust), Matthew Camirand (Black Mountain, Blood Meridian), Joshua Wells (Black Mountain, Lightning Dust), Keith Parry (Superconductor, the Gay), and Tolan McNeil (Caroline Mark).

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).

Axis: Thrones Of Love
While You Were Dreaming
Come Down
Outside Love
And I Thank You
The Gayest Of Sunbeams
Closer To Heaven

[Published on: 2/23/09]

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MaineJam starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/23/2009 01:43PM
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Axis Of Evol was decent, and I love Black Mountain (those of you who who haven't heard BM's "Wucan" are missing out on Floyd meets Sabbath space rock that's not even two years old!) and I'm eager to hear the new stuff by this guy. Creative genius and a nice dude all around. Cheers!

groovatronics Mon 2/23/2009 04:35PM
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well word up, you can tell this will probably be great just because of those names listed.

and i own and like the only other two pink mountaintops releases, they're pretty cool, but this comes as a great surprise 'cause i thought they were kaputz AND i'm pretty sure that black mountain has a new record due very soon...

deadpig79 Mon 2/23/2009 04:51PM
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i was lickin some pink mountaintops this afternoon. wait, wrong mountaintops, my bad.

rustfinger Tue 2/24/2009 08:12AM
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can't wait to hear this!! "plastic man you're the devil" is one cool ass song off of Axis of Evol. which overall is a good album, check it out.