Pinback – Tickets – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – November 12th, 2012

Pinback

Pinback

Solos

Mon, November 12, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Irving Plaza

New York, NY

$18.50 ADV / $20 DOS

This event is 16 and over

Pinback
Pinback
We have a tendency to take consistency for granted. Like a sunny Southern California day, Pinback have delivered record after record of mightily addictive indie pop since their inception in the late 1990s. Perhaps too melancholic and thoughtful to function as escapist entertainment, that same sense of depth is what made them one of the most reliable bands in indie rock’s three-decade history.
On one hand, their fifth album, Information Retrieved, is the logical and accessible realization of a sound Pinback have been developing and refining for over a decade. However, that consistency that we’ve taken for granted is what makes Information Retrieved such a euphoric surprise; their finest and most fully realized album, a dozen years deep into a career that includes bona fide modern classics like “Good To Sea” and Summer In Abaddon. Simply put, this is better than we ever could have expected. They could have coasted on automatic pilot to another lauded album that likely would have made it onto plenty of year-end lists, but instead they shot the moon, and the result is a major triumph.

The touchstones are still there: Zach Smith‘s stunningly unique bass guitar acrobatics driving both rhythm and melody in lock-step unison; the incredible immediacy of Rob Crow‘s voice that could make a phone book sound compelling; and the musical and lyrical interplay between the two of them that made Pinback so special in the first place. The difference now is their exquisite control over dynamics and a greater emotional resonance throughout. It’s the most complete and soulful Pinback album by a fair distance, the finest moment in the career of a band whose unfettered brilliance we’ve come to count on, but will never again take for granted.
Solos
Solos
It might seem unlikely that Spencer Seim of Hella, known for aggressive, instrument-bending, experimental rock would be collaborating with folk singer-songwriter Aaron Ross... The duo's unlikely alliance (first taking place on Hella's 2007 album "There's No 666 in Outer Space"), has grown into the fully formed project known as Solos.

The band's debut album "Beast Of Both Worlds" showcases the duo's vivid "classic" sound melding with modern songwriting sensibilities. Think Zeppelin meets MGMT. As ridiculous as that might sound.

Recorded and produced by the legendary Guy Massey (The Beatles, Radiohead, Spiritualized, Depeche Mode, etc.), the album showcases the duo's diverse talents and unique hybrid vigor. Traditional roles are flipped on their head here with Seim, normally guitarist of Hella, taking a seat behind the drums. The tension between Aaron's angelically expressive, Jeff Buckley-meets-Captain Beefheart vocals and Spencer's heavy, intensely precise drumming makes their collaboration something quite compelling. Spencer's driving rhythms underpin Aaron's complex vocal melodies and lyrics, which themselves delve into a cycle of optimism and despair, innocence and cynicism.

"The Beast Of Both Worlds" is released September 11, 2012 on Joyful Noise Recordings.
Venue Information:
Irving Plaza
17 Irving Place
East 15th St. and Irving Place
New York, NY, 10003