New Pink Mountaintops LP En Route




By Blurt Staff



Due May 5 from Jagjaguwar
is Outside Love by Pink Mountaintops, “ten songs of
love and hate that read like a Danielle Steele romance novel but that would
probably make for bad television.” (Okay, that’s the record label’s
description. Not bad, though!)

Outside Love is the third
album by the one-man band -Stephen McBean, who has slowly emerged as a
distinctive voice and a very special contributor to the North American
songbook. A veteran of the Vancouver/Victoria punk rock scene, McBean is best
known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain,
as principal songwriter, guitarist and co-vocalist.


More description: “The ten songs on Outside Love are about or
influenced by weddings in Montreal, winter, Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut, Christmas albums, that one Exile song and that one
Echo and the Bunnymen song, the Bermuda Triangle, being depressed in the
sunshine, people who haven’t made out yet but will in the future, The Everly
Brothers, clowns in the ceilings, and bedrooms where skinheads used to live.”

Friends and family who contributed to or appear on Outside Love include Sophie Trudeau (A Silver Mt. Zion,
Godspeed You! Black Emperor), Ted Bois (Destroyer), Jesse Sykes (Jesse Sykes
and the Sweet Hereafter, sunnO)))), Phil Wandscher (Jesse Sykes and the Sweet
Hereafter, Whiskeytown), Josh Stevenson (Jackie O Motherfucker), Ashley Webber
(The Organ, Bonnie Prince Billy), Amber Webber (Black Mountain, Lightning
Dust), Matthew Camirand (Black Mountain, Blood Meridian), Joshua Wells (Black
Mountain, Lightning Dust), Keith Parry (Superconductor, the Gay), and Tolan
McNeil (Caroline Mark).

Recorded at multiple studios, Outside
was mixed at Elmwood Studios by John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Black Mountain,
Explosions In The Sky, The Mountain Goats).




Axis: Thrones Of Love
While You Were Dreaming
Come Down
Outside Love
And I Thank You
The Gayest Of Sunbeams
Closer To Heaven



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