With last year's single 'Guillotine', Glaswegian 2-piece Pinact fine tuned their hard-charging punk sound by adding depth with emotional and creative maturity. That progression was one that many bands over the years take as they hone their sound and the scope of their lyrics, but somehow, Pinact managed to retain their energetic core, something that's often lost in such endeavors. The band didn't start out as a bunch of noisy shouters trying to be as loud and offensive as possible. Even in their earliest recordings, they had a keen sense of what was pleasing to the ear, and always seemed to have an introspective heart.
I followed the band's exploits last year -- mini-tours all over the UK, recording with MJ at Suburban Home Studios over the summer, and an appearance at CMJ in New York City. Now, they're back with big news -- the band's debut LP, Stand Still and Rot, will be released May 18th/19th on Brooklyn based Kanine Records. Kanine is an Aimless Skylarking favorite, quality artists and quality products -- LPs from Eternal Summers, Beverly, and September Girls all landed in my mailbox this year. Now, Kanine has added one of my Top Prospects for 2015 to their lineup, and I can't be happier.
"Guillotine's" thoughtful lyrics and nuanced delivery carried over into this first offering from their debut LP, adding an exclamation point to this striking sonic journey that's lead them to the door of Kanine Records. Join me in streaming the lead single from the LP, 'Anxiety' below, it's my Song of the Day!