And today's "what the fuck" moment goes to the new Pink Mountaintops single, "North Hollywood Microwaves." The side project of Black Mountain mastermind, Stephen McBean, Pink Mountaintops will have a new album out called Get Back on April 29th. I reviewed the band's last album, Outside Love, for No Ripcord in 2009.
So, the song...
... it's kind of erratic and No Wave-ish in a James Chance manner of speaking. And, then there is the rapid onslaught of vulgarities conceived and spoken by Giant Drag's Annie Hardy, who talks about man juice like it's the soup du jour in a foodie blog. The press release has stated with what would seem a very convincing tone that this is "quite possibly the filthiest song in the Jagjaguwar catalog."
Listen for yourself and I would recommend headphones.
The song, tour dates and other Pink Mountaintops info comes to you courtesy of Jagjaguwar.
Pink Mountaintops Returns With Get Back LP
Stream "North Hollywood Microwaves"
On Tour With Band of Horses
Steve McBean, best known for Vancouver collective Black Mountain, has resurrected Pink Mountaintops in his new home base of Los Angeles, and the results are an exploration and celebration of what rock'n'roll can be. Get Back is inspired by "Alleys, curbs, walls, and cigarette-stained gig flyers. An island on the Pacific coast. Fake British towns. Slayer posters. The beauty of youth. It's about listening to 'Driver's Seat' and 'Guns of Brixton' and hotboxing The Duster."
Get Back features quite possibly the filthiest song in the Jagjaguwar catalog. "North Hollywood Microwaves" is a catchy, chugging anthem with screaming sax solos and rapping by Annie Hardy (Giant Drag), known for her black humor and David Lee Roth-level stage presence.
Get weird, have fun, and stream the song at Stereogum. Get Back will be released on April 29th (28th in Europe) and is now available for pre-order.
Los Angeles brought its finest talent into the Pink Mountaintops orbit, so in addition to Annie Hardy and the great J Mascis, Get Back features Rob Barbato (Darker My Love, The Fall, Cass McCombs), Steve Kille (Dead Meadow), Daniel Allaire (Brian Jonestown Massacre), and Gregg Foreman (Cat Power, Delta 72).
Randal Dunn (SunnO))), Earth, SunCity Girls, Boris) mixed Get Back at Avast! Studios (Bikini Kill, Mudhoney, Christ On A Crutch, Soundgarden) in Seattle. Howie Weinburg (Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Danzig, Ramones, Slayer) mastered it in Laurel Canyon.
Pink Mountaintops will tour starting next week with Band of Horses and will end the dates with Melissa Nadler in LA and SF. More unannounced tour dates and festival appearances are on the way. Full dates are listed below!
Get Back - April 29th (28th in Europe), 2014
1. Ambulance City
2. The Second Summer of Love
3. Through All The Worry
5. Sell Your Soul
6. North Hollywood Microwaves
8. New Teenage Mutilation
10. The Last Dance
02/11/14 Los Angeles, CA - Wilshire Ebell w/ Band of Horses TICKETS
02/12/14 Los Angeles, CA - Immanuel Presbyterian Church w/ Band of Horses TICKETS
02/14/14 San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts Theatre w/ Band of Horses TICKETS
02/16/14 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre w/ Band of Horses TICKETS
02/17/14 Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre w/ Band of Horses TICKETS
02/19/14 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre w/ Band of Horses TICKETS
02/21/14 Los Angeles, CA - The Church on York w/ Marissa Nadler TICKETS
02/23/14 San Diego , CA - Soda Bar w/ Marissa Nadler TICKETS
06/06/14 Ghent, BE - Dok
06/07/14 Eindoven, NL - Eindoven Psychlab
06/08/14 Beverungen, DE - Orange Blossom Special
06/09/14 Hamburg, DE - Knust
06/10/14 Berlin, DE - Privatclub
06/11/14 Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur
06/13/14 Luzern, CH - B-Sides Festival
06/18/14 London, UK - Corsica Studios
06/20/14 Charleroi, BE - Fete De La Musique Festival
06/21/14 Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival
Stream "North Hollywood Microwaves" at SoundCloud and YouTube
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