Pink Mountaintops go west

Pink Mountaintops, AKA Stephen McBean, will be embarking on a short tour this fall.  The tour will start in McBean’s hometown of Vancouver and include stops along the West Coast.  McBean 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, he is best known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain, as principal songwriter, guitarist and co-vocalist.  McBean will be joined on tour by Black Mountain bandmate Matthew Camirand as well as Sophie Trudeau, Sar Friedman, Chad Ross, and Mike Maxymuik.

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.  They are songs of love and hate that read like a Danielle Steele romance novel but that would probably make for bad television.  Recorded at multiple studios, Outside Love was mixed at Elmwood Studios by John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Black Mountain, Explosions In The Sky, The Mountain Goats).


Tue 09/15/09 – Vancouver BC – Richards on Richards

Thu 09/17/09 – Seattle WA – Crocodile Cafe

Sun 09/20/09 – San Francisco CA – The Independent 

Mon 09/21/09 – Santa Cruz CA – The Crepe Place

Tue 09/22/09 – Los Angeles CA – The Echo

Fri 09/25/09 – Bellingham WA – The Wild Buffalo