Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Band I Like: Pink Reason

Several months ago I scanned over Deerhunter's MySpace page in search of bands with similar aesthetics and sound. I found no one to satisfy that craving. Instead I found the Black Lips a band that I had written off as garage rock revival-revival band. I was sure that I didn't not need or want a second coming of the Mooney Suzuki. Of course now with the Deerhunter endorsement I felt compelled to dig into these guys. As a result I discovered that I was waiting for this band to come along and they've since won my heart. I've since taken to periodic fits of trolling MySpace to fulfil my desire for musical nepotism.

The latest discovery is Times New Viking's buddies Pink Reason, another hissy lo-fi-Ohi (maybe Ohi-lo-fi works better?) band. But these guys aren't Guided By Voices part II and they don't share much in songwriting style or presentation with TNV. Instead these guys are a dark Jesus and Mary Chain style band using Lo-Fi production to display songs that could otherwise rival Interpol in statuesque grandiosity. As is the songs are given an innocent veneer and an excellent twist through their thin production. The songs have a stripped down slow moving bluesy proper rock & roll vibe and they're uniformly excellent.

I've fallen pretty in love with their Silt Breeze released album Cleaning the Mirror. In fact I'm so in love with it that I may say right here that it's weakest point is it's brevity.

Another super bit of info, is they are coming to New York! Local Dates:
8/28/07: Charlston w/ Little Claw and Golden Era
10/6/07: Cake Shop w/ Thomas Function

Pink Reason at MySpace.

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