Pink Mountaintops are one of those bands, heralding frontman Stephen McBean’s return to his formative west coast home for a string of dates that promises to bring together old friends and new fans alike. “It’s cool a bunch of us are still around and feel motivated enough to stamp hands, twist knobs and shake a rug,” McBean tells RANGE. “Outsiders run deep and will always tribe together! My mom thinks it’s amazing how many great friends I still have — I agree!”
Self-care is important on the road and nothing soothes the savage beast like a good playlist to make the miles go by just a bit quicker. Touring can be a ritualized experience complete with “Morning coffee. Animal watching. Arriving at the venue. Late-night drives to Pink Floyd” — and the perfect soundtrack to complete the ritual is essential.
RANGE asked McBean to put together an indispensable compilation of his favourite road-trippin’ tracks ahead of their week-long loop of the west coast. They may not be rolling around in his ideal tour vehicle (an “RV full of a weiner dog army!”), but they’ll arrive for load-in in with high spirits thanks to this curated playlist of classic tracks that span early country, rock and roll, punk, psych, and new wave.