pink mountaintops
 
Pink Mountaintops, one of the many projects of Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean, releasedGet Back on Jagjaguwar in April to widespread critical acclaim. We particularly loved the album’s second single,The Second Summer Of Love. Today, the band has premiered the video for another of the album’s standout tracks,Shakedown. The buoyant, jangly pop song showcases the band’s lighter side. It would sound a lot like the Smiths if not for the backbone provided by some extra guitar work from none other than Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis. Directed by Simon Chan and starring Mandy-Lyn Antoniou, the track’s choppy, grainy video filters a hazy morning commute in Los Angeles through the aesthetic of a classic arcade game. Check out the video, as well as the dates for the band’s upcoming international tour, below:
 

 
Tour Dates For Pink Mountaintops:
08/24 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
08/28 – Cardiff, UK – The Moon Club
08/29 – Dorset, UK – End Of The Road Festival
08/30 – Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
08/31 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
09/01 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
09/02 – Brighton, UK – Green Dore Store
09/04 – Lille, FR – La Peniche
09/05 – Heer-Sur-Meuse, BE – Deep In The Woods Festival
09/06 – Maastricht, NL – Bruis Festival
09/07 – Groningen, NL – Vera
09/09 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
09/10 – Goteborg, CH – Pustervik
09/11 – Oslo, NO – Revolver
09/12 – Stockholm, CH – Debaser Strand
09/14 – Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja
09/16 – Vittorio Veneto, IT – Bianconiglio
09/17 – Savignano Sul Rubicone, IT – Sidro Club
09/18 – Savona, IT – Raindogs
09/19 – Verona, IT – Interzona
09/20 – Firenze, IT – Glue
09/24 – London, UK – Shacklewell Arms