Black Mountain's Stephen McBean Launches Obliterations Project, Premieres New Tracks
Published Apr 08, 2013We still don't know when BC-born, L.A.-based musician Stephen McBean will deliver the long-promised next Pink Mountaintops record, but it looks as if the prolific Black Mountain leader will issue tunes later this year with a new band called Obliterations.
The group, in which McBean plays guitar, started unfurling info about themselves late last month, but the big reveal came today (April 8) with singer Sam James Velde pointing to the band's first four songs over Twitter. The tracks are available now to stream over on the unit's Bandcamp page, and you can also listen to them down below.
The Bandcamp page currently lists a July 23 due date for a release of some sort via Outer Battery Records, though it's unclear at this point whether it will be a full-length release including these four tracks, or something a bit more bite-sized.
On top of McBean and Velde, who used to sing in post-hardcore act Bluebird, Obliterations also features Saviours' Austin Barber on bass and Flo Schanze on drums. The group formed in November of 2012, and according to a statement, "They all like Black Sabbath and Black Flag."