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Video Premiere: Pink Mountaintops, “While We Were Dreaming”

May 04, 2009


Wizard of rock Stephen McBean put together this super low-budget and intimate video for "While We Were Dreaming," off Outside Love, the awesome new Pink Mountaintops album that is in record stores tomorrow. We've written a bunch about it, both on and off the internet, so we'll leave you with Sam Hockley-Smith's review of the album from FADER 61 (on newsstands tomorrow too).

Up from the depths of that one black light poster with the wizard smoking a hookah on top of a giant mushroom comes Outside Love, the third album from Stephen McBean of Black Mountain and his roster of Canadian music superstars. But this isn’t the stoner record you might assume it to be. It’s also not full of Black Mountain-style dirges. In fact, it’s not even that similar to previous Pink Mountaintops albums, which seemed more like a dude’s inner quest to figure out what he’s doing. This is an adult record by the kids who really felt Sabbath growing up and realized that music could be soft and still be good. The back cover has McBean wearing a sweater with a collared shirt, legs crossed in that way you know means he’s crushing his own penis. And yeah, I get that it’s ostensibly supposed to be poking fun at the bestselling romance novels you can buy in line at the grocery store, but you can’t fool me, Canadian Music Scene! I know this is actually about fully-grown grown ups fully growing up. “Holiday” features the chorus, Everyone I love deserves a holiday in the sun almost every day, and if that isn’t a line about being an adult in a time when, let’s be frank, being an adult really fucking sucks then I don’t know what is.

Video Premiere: Pink Mountaintops, “While We Were Dreaming”