|Pinback / Pinback|
|Label:||Ace Fu Records|
|1.||Sun, 12 May 19:||Otterpop|
|4.||Thu, 18 May 17:||dog|
night tapes #5
|2.||Wed, 19 Jul 17:||dog|
day tapes #2
|5.||Sat, 02 May 15:||Friggz|
|3.||Mon, 29 May 17:||DJ Vanilla Bien|
|6.||Mon, 13 Oct 14:||Arcana|
Pinback - There's nothing about this mellow "downer indie pop" that will immediately bowl you over. But wait until it gets its hooks into you. I confess I'm on week #38 of owning this CD and I still can't stop listening to it. Pinback are a band/duo from San Diego, with Rob Crow of Heavy Vegetable/Thingy and Armistead Smith of Three Mile Pilot. It's about rich, pretty vocal harmonies, funky scratching, and catchy drum loops. Relaxed, melancholy, gentle, innocent.|
Play it! -nari
*1> TRIPOLI - reels you in with an irresistable drum loop, then layers on a sweet vocal duet on a melancholy tune.
2> HURLEY - kinda folky. Centerpieces a bare acoustic guitar.
3> CHARBORG - lazily shuffles along.
4> CHAOS ENGINE - dark, mysterious; picks up busy drums for a big finish.
*5> SHAG - Marilyn Manson would shake his hips to this track.
*6> LORO - another very catchy groove. This is the kind of melody that stays with you all day.
*7> CRUTCH - I really love this track. Something about that mopey opening chord cuts right through.
8> ROUSSEAU - some very doleful, heartbroken moaning.
9> LYON - carefree, easy-breezy. Love the pretty, velvety vocals at the end.
10> MONTAIGNE - Plodding, dingy, and dreary. Yum.