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Pink Mountaintops announce new album, Get Back, stream “North Hollywood Microwaves”

on February 05, 2014, 12:45pm

It took a while, but Pink Mountaintops, the rock ‘n’ roll project from Black Mountain’s Steve McBean, have announced the follow-up to 2009’s Outside Love. Hitting stores on April 29th via Jajaguwar, Get Back marks the band’s fourth studio album and features J Mascis and Giant Drag’s Annie Hardy.

According to press materials, the album was inspired by “Alleys, curbs, walls, and cigarette-stained gig flyers. An island on the Pacific coast. Fake British towns. Slayer posters. The beauty of youth,” adding, “It’s about listening to ‘Driver’s Seat’ and ‘Guns of Brixton’ and hotboxing The Duster.”

Along with the album announcement, Pink Mountaintops have shared an incredibly crass single called “North Hollywood Microwaves”. Built on a soloing saxophone, clanking power-chords, and a whole lot of attitude, it’s one not for the faint of heart. The bratty song finds Annie Hardy sharing vocal duties with McBean, where she ends up getting the lion’s share of the song’s crudest lines. Without breaking a sweat, she sings nasty bits about bears, babies, and even brings up that oft-cited yet false rock history myth about Rod Stewart getting his stomach pumped. Accurately deemed by the label as “maybe the filthiest song we’ve ever released”, “North Hollywood Microwaves” is a barreling force of pure fun. Listen in below (via Stereogum).

Get Back Tracklist:
01. Ambulance City
02. The Second Summer of Love
03. Through All The Worry
04. Wheels
05. Sell Your Soul
06. North Hollywood Microwaves
07. Sixteen
08. New Teenage Mutilation
09. Shakedown
10. The Last Dance

In support, the band has lined up a number of tour dates for February and June.

Pink Mountaintops 2014 Tour Dates:
02/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wilshire Ebell *
02/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church *
02/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre *
02/16 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre *
02/17 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre *
02/19 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
02/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Church on York #
02/23 – San Diego , CA @ Soda Bar #
06/06 – Ghent, BE @ Dok
06/07 – Eindoven, NL @ Eindoven Psychlab
06/08 – Beverungen, DE @ Orange Blossom Special
06/09 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
06/10 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
06/11 – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
06/13 – Luzern, CH @ B-Sides Festival
06/18 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios
06/20 – Charleroi, BE @ Fete De La Musique Festival
06/21 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival

* = w/ Band of Horses
# = w/ Marissa Nadler

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