The Pink Mountaintops
'The Pink Mountaintops' surely stand out from fellow Jagjaguwar artists - not having much in common with indie rockers 'Minus Story', or the experimental folk of 'Richard Youngs'. If need be, this band's sound could be labeled claustrophobic/indie/sexual-advance/rock.
McBean was not alone in studio during the laying down of this carnal concoction - Amber Webber, Joshua Wells, and Christoph Hofmeister took part in the adventure. Unfortunately, there isn't much to get excited about here, some of the tracks are well worthy of repeated listens, but this is the type of record that wears on you before it reaches the end. The stand out track being, without doubt, "Can You Do That Dance?" – with it's insistent tone bolstered by the Cobain-ish guitar, the doo-wop-ish back-up singers, and McBean's own, 'it's 3 am - the buzz is wearing off - and I ain't gonna get laid', vocal.
Alan Williamson *Sixeyes