Pink Mountaintops Share “The Walk – Song For Amy”

Pink Mountaintops Share "The Walk - Song For Amy." The track is off the band's current release Peacock Pools, now out via ATO Records
Pink Mountaintops Share "The Walk - Song For Amy." The track is off the band's current release Peacock Pools, now out via ATO Records

Pink Mountaintops the band featuring Black Mountain frontman Stephen McBean, will hit the road again, this time with Afghan Whigs, the run, will keep them busy from early September through mid-October, along with select headline dates. This new leg of touring comes after a headlining run, along with dates supporting Dinosaur Jr. and follows the May 2022 release of their latest album Peacock Pools available through new label home, ATO Records.

Today, Pink Mountaintops share the new video for “The Walk – Song For Amy,” the sprawling album-closer that Stephen McBean describes as “subliminally influenced by another fallen rock-and-roll comrade,” its heavenly melancholy sharply intensified by Laena Myers- Ionita’s swooning violin. “A roving spirit that seemed so magical and alive and, at the same time, so tortured—that radiant charisma that sadly often comes with a lot of self-doubt and depression,” says McBean of the song’s subject. “We recorded a few takes of that and ended up using the first one,” he continues. “It’s so funny how you can spend so much time alone in your room, fiddling with the songs and trying to get everything perfect, and then you play with other people and it all just kicks in right away.”

Peacock Pools also includes ‘70s-invoking sonic blast of lead single “Lights Of The City” (accompanied by a video directed by George Mays), the album opener and piano-laced twist on Black Flag ’s pent-up classic “ Nervous Breakdown ,” and the harmony-heavy and sweetly hedonistic single “ Nikki Go Sudden ,” where McBean pays homage to musical idol Nikki Sudden serenading the late Swell Maps and Jacobites singer/guitarist with a twisted nursery rhyme.

McBean began working remotely with a stacked lineup of musicians from the indie-rock and psych-pop and garage-punk worlds, including drummer/pianist Joshua Wells (Destroyer, Black Mountain ), violinist/vocalist Laena Myers- Ionita ( Feels, Death Valley Girls ), drummer Ryan Jewell ( Riley Walker, Steve Gunn ), vocalist Emily Rose Epstein ( Ty Segall, Emily Rose & The Rounders ), and keyboardist Jeremy Schmidt ( Black Mountain , Sinoia Caves ). Produced by McBean and mixed in Vancouver by former Skinny Puppy member Dave “Rave” Ogilvie ( David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails ), Peacock Pools also features several songs recorded live in L.A. with Steven McDonald and Dale Crover, ultimately forming Pink Mountaintops most eclectic and magnificently unpredictable album to date.

Pink Mountaintops
Peacock Pools
track listing
ATO Records

1. Nervous Breakdown
2. Nikki Go Sudden
3. Blazing Eye
4. You Still Around
5. Shake The Dust
6. Swollen Maps
7. Lights Of The City
8. Miss Sundown
9. Lady Inverted Cross
10 . Muscles
11. All This Death Is Killing Me
12. The Walk – Song For Amy

Pink Mountaintops 2022 Tour Dates with The Afghan Whigs and solo

9.09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
9.10 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
9.11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
9.12 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
9.14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9.15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
9.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
9.17 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9.18 – Troy, NY @ No Fun (HEADLINE)
9.20 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
9.21 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
9.22 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
9.24 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
9.25 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group (HEADLINE)
9.27 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger (HEADLINE)
9.28 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
9.29 – Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
10.01 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10.02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room
10.05 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10.06 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10.08 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10.10 – Palm Springs, CA @ The Alibi (HEADLINE)
10.11 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
10.12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco

All dates with The Afghan Whigs except for headline dates

Purchase Peacock Pools by Pink Mountaintops HERE


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