Stephen McBean of the psychedelic rock juggernaut Black Mountain hasn’t been active with his side project Pink Mountaintops for a while—and it took a move to L.A. to catalyze the latter group’s new album, Get Back. Aptly enough, it’s a primal, chrome-plated beast fueled by rock ’n’ roll sleaze-and-snarl. The scratchy, vivid video for the album’s most singular song “North Hollywood Microwaves”—which is being debuted here—was directed by Giant Drag’s Annie Hardy, who also raps with pornographic abandon in the song. Yes, you read that right. Raps. About, like, bear cum and stuff.
Get Back will be released April 29 via Jagjaguwar.
Pink Mountaintops tour 2014
April 30—Gas Monkey Bar & Grill—Dallas, Texas
May 1—Fitzgerald’s—Houston, Texas
May 2-May 4—Austin Pysch Festival—Austin, Texas
May 6—Low Spirits—Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 7—Club Congress—Tucson, Arizona
May 8—The Western—Scottsdale, Arizona
May 19—The Crepe Place—Santa Cruz, California
May 23—The Fox—Vancouver, British Columbia
May 25—Sasquatch Music Festival—George, Washington
May 26—Bunk Bar—Portland, Oregon
May 28—The Chapel—San Francisco, California
May 29—Casbah—San Diego, California
May 30—The Echo—Los Angeles, California