Collective Concerts Presents
735 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON, M4M 1H1
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 19 and over
Destroyer (Full Band)
Kaputt by Malaparte, which Bejar has never read... Kara Walker, specifically the lyrics she contributed to the song "Suicide Demo for Kara Walker"... Chinatown, the neighborhood bordering on Bejar's... Baby blue eyes... 80s Miles Davis... 90s Gil Evans... Last Tango in Paris... Nic Bragg, who played lead guitar on every song, again... Fretless bass... The hopelessness of the future of music... The pointlessness of writing songs for today... V-Drums... The superiority of poetry and plays... And what's to become of film?... The Cocaine Addict... American Communism... Downtown, the neighborhood bordering on Bejar's... The LinnDrum... Avalon and, more specifically, Boys and Girls... The devastated mind of JC/DC, who recorded, produced and mixed this record from fall of 2008 to spring of 2010... The back-up vocals of certain Roy Ayers and Long John Baldry tours... Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence...
These are some of the themes alluded to or avoided in the album Kaputt...
'Outside Love' is ten songs of love and hate that read like a Danielle Steele romance novel but that would probably make for bad television.
'Outside Love' is the third album by Pink Mountaintops, AKA Stephen McBean, who has slowly emerged as a distinctive voice and a very special contributor to the North American songbook. A veteran of the Vancouver/Victoria punk rock scene, McBean is best known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain, as principal songwriter, guitarist and co-vocalist.
The ten songs on 'Outside Love' are about or influenced by weddings in Montreal, winter, Pink Floyd's The Final Cut, Christmas albums, that one Exile song and that one Echo and the Bunnymen song, the Bermuda Triangle, being depressed in the sunshine, people who haven't made out yet but will in the future, The Everly Brothers, clowns in the ceilings, and bedrooms where skinheads used to live.
Friends and family who contributed to or appear on 'Outside Love', in no particular order, include Sophie Trudeau (A Silver Mt. Zion, Godspeed You! Black Emperor), Ted Bois (Destroyer), Jesse Sykes (Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, sunn0)))), Phil Wandscher (Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, Whiskeytown), Josh Stevenson (Jackie O Motherfucker), Ashley Webber (The Organ, Bonnie Prince Billy), Amber Webber (Black Mountain, Lightning Dust), Matthew Camirand (Black Mountain, Blood Meridian), Joshua Wells (Black Mountain, Lightning Dust), Keith Parry (Superconductor, the Gay), and Tolan McNeil (Caroline Mark).
Recorded at multiple studios, 'Outside Love' was mixed at Elmwood Studios by John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Black Mountain, Explosions In The Sky, The Mountain Goats).