Happy LP release day for Pinact! By the time this post has been posted, I'll have seen the band at the Great Escape in Brighton, and I'll be in the tail end of my 2 week tour of England. When I return to the states, the LP will be in my Alabama mailbox. It's one I've looked forward to for a long while, the band is a favorite and just keeps getting better with each and every release. Today's Song of the Day is from the band's debut LP, Stand Still and Rot, stream 'Scars' below.
Scottish 2-piece Pinact are back with another track from their highly anticipated upcoming debut LP, Stand Still and Rot. This time out, they're building on an incredible mature progression in songwriting they displayed in the lead single from the LP, 'Anxiety'. One thing that hasn't changed from their early recordings is their keen sense of what was pleasing to the ear, they've got a knack for hooks. Big toe tapping bounce around hooks. And 'Up or Down' is full of hooks, it's a 3 minute slice of pop-punk goodness from a band on the cusp of great things. Get on board, bounce around and stream 'Up or Down' below.
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!
Beverly's 'All the Things' is the perfect sun kissed and dreamy pop tune for the waning days of summer. I can almost smell the sunscreen and chlorine.
My first taste of the band was a few weeks back with the catchy shoegazy tune, 'Honey Do'. And after hearing Drew Citron's honeyed vocals on 'All the Things', I ordered the LP, 'Careers', in vinyl from Kanine Records. My Song of the Day is 'All the Things', watch the video below.
Posting around here will be light this weekend, as evidenced by the lack of content the last two days. It's a holiday weekend, and I'm swamped, so no better time to step back for a few days. But, I can't resist sharing a few new items that came in the mail this week.
After the PINS turned me on to Eternal Summers, I ordered their latest LP, The Drop Beneath from their Bandcamp page. The album features this amazing song, 'Gouge'. Listen below.
Then, a few days later, the debut LP from The Wytches, Annable Dream Reader found its way to my mailbox. I opted for the CD this time. Like a few other recent releases, I'd already a bit of the material, but I'm anxious to hear what they've filled the rest of the effort with.