Pink Mountaintops

Label: Jagjaguwar
Genre: Experimental, Rock

We usually save our announcements for the Junk Drawer, but today is a momentous day of sorts here at the Hive. It was two years ago that our very first posting went live. Although we contributors are more likely to get excited about the birthday cake than the party, we thought we'd celebrate in our own way by bringing you a two-fer and saying thanks for checking out what we're listening to these days. Speaking of which...

It doesn't take long to lock a visual on the meaning behind the name of Black Mountain guy Stephen McBean's side project, and as titillating or offensive as you might find it, the name thankfully ain't all she wrote. McBean is a maverick one-man-band who falls somewhere along the continuum between Eels, Nine Inch Nails, Nick Drake, Self, and that dude from 13th Floor Elevators. That's a pretty disparate list, and it still doesn't do much to describe how Pink Mountaintops mixes bawdy lyrics with Casio-tized death metal, sweet noir balladeering, and even singer-songwriter affectation. He's an enigma, in case you didn't get that from the poster at the label website, and like all good enigmas, you won't want to stop listening even if you can.

New Drug Queens [MP3, 2.1MB, 160kbps]
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy [MP3, 4.9MB, 192kbps]
Can You Do That Dance? [MP3, 4.9MB, 192kbps]

www.thewaxmuseum.bc.ca/jwab
www.jagjaguwar.com

Posted by shan on 02.17.06 | Buy from Amazon, Insound
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