If you like psych band, Black Mountain, who hails from Vancouver, then you may already be aware that it has side projects galore. One of them involves the always beautiful, and vocally gorgeous Amber Webber, as well as Joshua Wells, both mainstays in Black Mountain. Their band is called Lightning Dust. Recently in 2013, they release an album called after a few previous issues dating back to their debut in 2007. That album, Fantasy, was an excellent set with the band’s “Diamond” kicking off a new style of music adopted for the new album.
But Black Mountain also has, at its core, a talented musician by the name of Sean McBean. When he’s not driving the main vehicle, he has a side project himself by the name of Pink Mountaintops. And I have to say, that band is no slouch either when it comes to challenging songs. And much like Black Mountain (who is due for a new release over the next year or so), Pink Mountaintops can create great music.
On April 29th, Jagjaguwar Records (an awesome label…really!) will release the new Pink Mountaintops album. The new album is called Get Back. Already, it has released a forerunner song with “Ambulance City”, which can be viewed below in their video for the track.
If you haven’t heard of Black Mountain, Pink Mountaintops, or even Lightning Dust, I beg you to remedy that so that you can make your own decisions on whether or not they will suit you. Bear in mind that there are differences in all three bands. Lightning Dust is synth-oriented, Black Mountain employs a psychedelic-era stoner sound, and Pink Mountaintops is more straight forward rock and roll.
The new album will issue on CD, DD, and LP. The vinyl will offer DD rights with its purchase. There will also be a bundle packaging their CD and LP that will include an 11″x17″ poster, and a custom limited edition embroidered patch featuring the Pink Mountaintops logo. If you pre-order the CD. LP, or the bundle, you will get access to the entire album in a zip file containing 320kbps mp3s of the entire album. Better yet, the files will be distributed a full two weeks (April 15) before the actual release date of the ten track album.
I really have April 29th on my calendar!