Pink Mountaintops

17 Feb

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.


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

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

  • http://perso.wanadoo.fr/scarab anthony

    Happy birthday !
    You're site is amazingly addictive.
    Long may you run

  • Aimee

    happy b day!
    You guys are the best!!

  • http://thecrackup.blogspot.com kevin

    happy bday! Thanks!

  • malandro

    Hello. I saw here in your one blog, the suggestion for hear Pelle Carlberg, and I liked very of the song "How I Broke My Foot and Met Jesus". liked to read the lyrics all but i dont find it. You know where can I find?

  • mel

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    The thing I love about your site is how there's no bullshit. Just music that you and I love. So honest, so raw. Keep up the great work.

  • http://ostracons.com/ RSL

    Tee hee. "Titillating".
    Happy b'day.