Pink Mountaintops have revealed the first video from their album Get Back this morning. Ambulance City was filmed by Olivia Jaffe and features Stephen McBean in glorious low-resolution and occasionally as a sexy nurse. The video came together after McBean overheard Jaffe drunkenly bragging in a backyard about her state of the art 80’s VHS camera. Ambulance City will mark the first time they’ve worked together since 1431 while serving drinks at Joan of Arc’s execution.
Ambulance City is inspired by Swedish Erotica, Cpl. Klinger, and totes non-poser aspirations.Get Back is 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. It’s about listening to ‘Driver’s Seat’ and ‘Guns of Brixton’ and hotboxing The Duster.” Get Back features quite possibly the filthiest song in the Jagjaguwar catalog. “North Hollywood Microwaves“ is a catchy, chugging anthem with screaming sax solos and rapping by Annie Hardy (Giant Drag), known for her black humor and David Lee Roth-level stage presence.
Los Angeles brought its finest talent into the Pink Mountaintops orbit, so in addition to Annie Hardy and the great J Mascis, Get Back features Rob Barbato (Darker My Love, The Fall, Cass McCombs), Steve Kille (Dead Meadow), Daniel Allaire (Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Gregg Foreman (Cat Power, Delta 72).
Randal Dunn (SunnO))), Earth, SunCity Girls, Boris) mixed Get Back at Avast! Studios (Bikini Kill, Mudhoney, Christ On A Crutch, Soundgarden) in Seattle. Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Danzig, Ramones, Slayer) mastered it in Laurel Canyon.
Pink Mountaintops is on tour now with Band of Horses and Melissa Nadler.
1. Ambulance City
2. The Second Summer of Love
3. Through All The Worry
5. Sell Your Soul
6. North Hollywood Microwaves
8. New Teenage Mutilation
10. The Last Dance
02/19/14 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre w/ Band of Horses
02/21/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Church on York w/ Marissa Nadler
02/23/14 San Diego , CA – Soda Bar w/ Marissa Nadler
05/02-04/14 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
05/23-25/14 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
06/06/14 Ghent, BE – Dok
06/07/14 Eindoven, NL – Eindoven Psychlab
06/08/14 Beverungen, DE – Orange Blossom Special
06/09/14 Hamburg, DE – Knust
06/10/14 Berlin, DE – Privatclub
06/11/14 Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
06/13/14 Luzern, CH – B-Sides Festival
06/18/14 London, UK – Corsica Studios
06/20/14 Charleroi, BE – Fete De La Musique Festival
06/21/14 Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
08/30/14 Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
08/31/14 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
09/01/14 Leeds, UK – Brundenell Social Club
09/02/14 Brighton, UK – Green Dore Store