One of the last remaining rock 'n' roll mystics, Stephen McBean is the driving force behind Pink Mountaintops. Peacock Pools is the fifth album he has produced under that umbrella, the first since Get Back cracked the Polaris Music Prize long list in 2014, and the first to be released on Dave Matthews' ATO Records, which has quietly become a lightning rod for the universe's most cosmic rock over the last few years.
The band practically began as a joke.
Pink Mountaintops' first album in eight years, Peacock Pools is a lukewarm return for prolific multi-instrumentalist Stephen McBean and company, whose previous efforts Pink Mountaintops and Get Back stand among the greatest indie releases of their respective decades. Per usual, the Vancouver, B. C.