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Music, Hear This Pink Mountaintops: Show Preview

Pink Mountaintops: Show Preview

The retro trend in modern rock continues with Pink Mountaintops. Bandleader Steve McBean, also the man behind the noisy folk-metal band Black Mountain, assembled a diverse cast of indie rock superstars to create his latest opus, Get Back. The record…
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Calendar, Night&Day Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air

The press notes for Pink Mountaintops' third album suggest that Outside Love was inspired 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…
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Music, Black Mountain's Psychedelic Sprawl Needs a Roadmap

Black Mountain's Psychedelic Sprawl Needs a Roadmap

Vancouver's Black Mountain drew from a deep well of psychedelic-rock firewater when recording its self-titled debut, which was released in 2005. The group offered a rush of heavy, ethereal jams that bled Sabbath distortion into vintage '60s and '70s grooves.…
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Music, Hairy Hippies Rule

Hairy Hippies Rule

It doesn't take a club full of forest nymphs in potato sacks to understand that the earth-rocking neo-hippie has gained prominence in the modern music world. The loose rhythms and languid melodies of indie-minded classic rock aficionados echo both the…
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