• pinkish black Pinkish Black (LP, £16.50)

    label: Handmade Birds

    Pinkish Black's self-titled debut has now sold through two vinyl pressings and was selected as one of Pitchfork's Top 10 Metal Albums of 2012. *April 1st will see the release of a third vinyl pressing - this time pressed on gray vinyl with heavy pink splatter. *From Ft. Worth, TX, Pinkish Black is Daron Beck (Pointy Shoe Factory) and Jon Teague (Yeti), continuing the musical evolution they began as The Great Tyrant (with the late Tommy Atkins). Their music is in turns abrasive, turbulent, darkly melodic, and hauntingly beautiful -- the soundtrack for a fever dream. Fans of Suicide, Magma, and Scott Walker should lend an ear. Mastered by James Plotkin. *Monstrous doomwaves of texture and deathrock coming from just two people that crushes in both a live setting and in the studio. Though this is the debut full length from a relatively new outfit, the decades spent refining their art in various other bands (including dark Denton icons Pointy Shoe Factory, and the wall of sound that is Yeti) has all culminated into a refined, dark opus, that is utterly the most innovative and refreshing music you'll have heard this side of Suicide. From the ominous cloud of post melodic sludge (Bodies In Tow) to the raging fanaticism akin to the best moments of classic The Birthday Party or Filth era Swans (Fall Down), Pinkish Black offer a true homage to the album as entity. Bow to the sonic shrine that has been so carefully constructed. Weep and rage. This is the sound of true musicianship from two people that live for their craft. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. *Tracklisting: A1 BODIES IN TOW A2 EVERYTHING WENT DARK A3 PASSERBY A4 FALL DOWN B1 TELL HER IíM DEAD B2 TASTES LIKE BLOOD B3 AGAINST THE DOOR

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