It’s been a while since our last update. Shame on me.
In the past 3 weeks (geez, that is a long time), things have been extremely positive! On July 9th, Pinsky drove down to NYC to play a CD release show at the Knitting Factory with Punchline, Bright & Early and Gates. The entire show was a total blast and I have so much love for all the bands that played. After the show, we drank a lot of cheap beer on my porch and Pinsky slept in my hot, un-air-conditioned living room.
You certainly need to check out the following:
- Gates EP, The Sun Will Rise and Lead Us Home (it’s free to download)
- Bright & Early’s brand new single on Modern Short Stories (love the new direction)
- Punchline’s latest album, Delightfully Pleased
- Naturally, we think you should check out Pinsky’s new album, Losing Touch!
We also trekked up to Portland, ME last weekend to see Pinsky’s second CD release show with Steiner Street, Late Nite Wars and Ghost Thrower. Those opening bands were a ton of fun and I’m bummed that LNW is breaking up – but we got to see one of the final shows. After the show, we drank a ton of cheap beer on someone’s porch and slept in Pinsky’s hot un-air-conditioned living room. Every time we go up to Portland, we have an amazing time though. We basically drank around the city and ate lobster rolls and reasonably-priced prime rib. Too bad it’s so damn far away.
Losing Touch has been getting a ton of good press, which makes us happy because we don’t really want to get a reputation for releasing shitty music to the world (I’m looking at you Fearless Records circa 2004-present). It’s nice when reviewers and listeners “get” the album. Here’s a couple worth reading (I’m into bulletted lists today – deal with it):
- Mind Equals Blown (random Dragon Ball Z reference!)
- Portland Press Herald (“Subtle like a hammer…” – great article title!)
If any of the reviews should make you feel like actually listening to the album, we suggest picking up a physical copy on our webstore or Interpunk. But you can also download the album on iTunes and Amazon – or stream it on Spotify, Rhapsody, Mog, etc. And if you feel like sharing a track for your friends on turntable.fm, that would be awesome too (you can find them in the search)
Lastly, I’d like to mention that our good friends A Great Big Pile of Leaves just finished up a stint with Hellogoodbye, Fake Problems and Fences – and they’re currently on a West coast stint with Happy Body Slow Brain. Definitely go see those guys and support the fuck out of them. Also, buy the fuck out of their vinyl because we pressed it and its nice as fuck. Fuck.