P / P Album Review: Pink Mountaintops – Get Back + Q&A with Stephen McBean

Written By: Giovan Alonzi

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As a goof, or jest, or in some sort of lampooning of something conventional—you, me, a “rock band,” a “main musical project”—Pink Mountaintops (often considered Stephen McBean’s side project next to Black Mountain) has not failed to, yet again, crank out a work of indulgence. Not indulgent like Dragon Force, or a math rock band, or that “noise band you’ve always wanted to destroy music with.” No, Pink Mountaintops’ indulgence lands inside something giant and wet and poppy. Take, for instance, the melting croon that opens, Sixteen:

As the people stood around and stared / we were racing passed the walls / outside the bars of innocence / we could steal it all Continue reading