Pink Mountaintops – “Shakedown” (Feat. J Mascis) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Chris DeVille / August 21, 2014

“Shakedown” is a jangly, propulsive, New Wave-influenced highlight from Pink Mountaintops’ recent Get Back. Stephen McBean sings about Fascination Street in a voice that could have been Robert Smith’s if Smith was from the South, and J Mascis plays a characteristically ripping guitar solo. The song’s video stars Mandy Lyn Antoniou as a hallucinatory wanderer drifting through this world while more focused on the one within her headphones. There are also random Pac-Man sightings, and both Mascis and McBean show up, though not as often as Pac-Man. Simon Chan directs; watch below..

Get Back is out now on Jagjaguwar.