May 31st, 2009 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
This band is better-known as the smaller side-project of another bigger band led by the same dude. It’s obvious, isn’t it. Nope, not The Raconteurs. This B.C. band makes fuzzy, semi-psychedelic rock and folk – lo-fi style. The band of the week is…
So I gotta go to sleep soon because I’ve got work tomorrow but here’s what I will write about the Pink Mountaintops: led by bearded guru Stephen McBean (who also leads Black Mountain), Pink Mountaintops began as a fuzzier, more stripped down outlet for McBean’s psych-folk…but it was pretty lame…until now.
Pink Mountaintops third album, Outside Love, is inexplicably awesome. Embalmed in fuzzy noise textures, the album’s songs are grand in their own simplistic way despite the small production and simplistic arrangements. This never sounds like a fully-fledged band the way Black Mountain does and it’s not supposed to. Even when there’s strings, drums, cellos, guitars, etc., it always sounds homely and pocket-sized. But that’s what gives it its charm.
So yeah, Outside Love, sick album and therefore Pink Mountaintops = awesome band. Get on it.