totally different bands. totally.
from the portland mercury:
“IT GETS CONFUSING. In the same music scene—psychedelic independent rock, subphylum semi-hippie experimental, more or less—there's Pink Mountaintops and Pink Mountain. The former is Stephen McBean from Black Mountain doing trippy, hypersexual country rock. ("Everything is murky and sinister and rotting in the meth-drenched moonlight," wrote Jamey Bainer in a recent Mercury story.) The latter is local guy Sam Coomes' new project, a dark, gorgeous wall of sound full of grooving noise asides, implacable (keyboards? computer?) horror movie jitters, and a general doomy, funereal aesthetic that sounds like Nero must've as he sang "Sack of Illium" while Rome burned.”