Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Atlanta sons The Pinx deliver authentic “southern-simmered, whiskey-soaked rock anthems” on latest album “Sisters & Brothers,” out now.

See band’s dueling Allmans-esque guitars, Ellie Monster western suits, Georgia’s (possibly) haunted Fitzpatrick Hotel in new “Mercy!” video.

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The Pinx (L-R): Chance McColl, Cayce Buttrey, Charles Wiles, Adam McIntyre. Photo credit: Pamela McColl.

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“Shameless Southern-simmered, whiskey-soaked rock anthems. Rowdy dueling guitars, and ’70s classic rock ’n’ roll that leaves no choice but to party.” See the video for “Mercy!” by The Pinx over at Cowboys & Indians or at the link below!

‘Mercy!’ was filmed in the historic Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington, GA,” explains Adam McIntyre of The Pinx. “They graciously allowed us to shoot this loud video in their ballroom, and it's just beautiful. The hotel is said to be haunted. You can probably tell we’re not just lip synching; we actually blasted the song while we played at an equal volume. The video is also probably the only video currently to feature two Ellie Monster western suits because we played around with having me wear the red suit for my guitar solo and the blue suit for the rest of the song.”


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The Pinx | In The Press

“An authentic tribute to classic American rock & roll.” — PASTE

The Pinx put some pop in their power. Would make Alex Chilton proud.” — FLOOD

“An urgency that’s affecting and exhilarating.”  Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

The Pinx embody elegance and chaos.” — Glide

“Serious anthemic energy.” Americana Highways

“It is the way rock and roll should be heard.” — Elmore Magazine

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The Pinx
Sisters & Brothers
Out Now
(S/R)

Streaming Link:
  

Track Listing:

01. Mercy! (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
02. Get Up
03. All Over Now
04. Time & Trouble
05. Brain Fog
06. Magic Touch
07. Daughter of the River
08. Ain’t Your Man
09. I’m Trying
10. Sisters & Brothers
11. Whippoorwills In A Graveyard At Night (Hidden Track)

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The Pinx | Live


08/23/2019: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
09/03/2019: Atlanta, GA @ 529
09/20/2019: Washington, GA @ Fitzpatrick Hotel

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About | The Pinx

The basic tracks for Sisters & Brothers (April 12th), the upcoming third album by the Atlanta, Georgia-based rock band, The Pinx, were recorded live in the studio, including band leader Adam McIntyre’s insistent vocals. Listen to the single “Mercy!” from Sisters & Brothers here. The dueling Allman Brothers-esque guitar leads throughout the album by McIntyre and Chance McColl happen to sound particularly majestic in this setting.

About “Mercy!,” McIntyre recalls the humorous story that inspired the tune, “I was somewhere out of town about to play a show, talking to someone, when a lady slapped my ass. I’ve worked in enough restaurants where that kind of thing was rampant, so I just kind of turned my head while I kept talking and watched as this lady turned ghost white when she realized she’d slapped a stranger on the ass, not her husband. She apologized later.”

“I wanted the audience to enjoy a rock and roll band doing what a rock and roll band does,” McIntyre continues, talking about his intentions behind the process of recording Sisters & Brothers. Harmony vocals, guitar solos and extra “studio magic” came later courtesy of two magicians (producers Brian Carter and Joey Jones), marking a departure for McIntyre, who is used to wearing all of the hats.

“I’ve tried to be the singer, lead guitarist, frontman, songwriter, producer, engineer and mixer,” he says of his past recordings, “but Sisters & Brothers is a tale of letting two talented engineers do their work while we did ours as a band.” That said, it was still McIntyre’s idea to bring Carter and Jones together.

The gamble paid off this time around as Sisters and Brothers sounds like the legit combination of the styles of the men that McIntyre placed at the helm. The songs here are undeniably melodic and hummable, but it’s as if you’re tapping along while careening towards a brick wall. Sisters and Brothers embodies elegance within chaos.

“Our previous album (2016’s Freedom) was a party record, but Sisters & Brothers is for darker times,” McIntyre explains. “That’s not a bad thing, though. Darkness is important.”

Sisters & Brothers, the third album by The Pinx, is out now. Adam McIntyre of The Pinx is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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The Pinx | Links


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Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion | Contact


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

“We all belong to one race: the human race,” says LANDROID’s Cooper Gillespie about message of desert-based duo’s new single.

“So Say We All” expands on percussion heavy “otherworldly melodics” that land somewhere “between Pink Floyd and Beach House.”

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LANDROID (L-R): Cooper Gillespie, Greg Gordon. Photo credit: LANDROID.

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LANDROID | In The Press



“A kaleidoscope of sound. It meshes an array of styles from the ethereal to shoegaze... heavy rhythms with percussive power... takes the best parts of all those elements for something... astounding.” — Ghettoblaster Magazine

 ‘So Say We All’ was written in reaction to the current political climate where immigrants are demonized. The message is that there is no such thing as race; we all belong to one race: the human race.” — Cooper Gillespie, LANDROID


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Check out the video premiere of “Yellow Sea” by LANDROID over at MXDWN or the link below!

“It’s easy to imagine ‘Yellow Sea’ being performed during a dreamlike lounge scene in, say, Twin Peaks or Mulholland Drive.” — Jordan Blum, PopMatters.

Grimy Goods says, “Between Gillespie’s haunting croons, which puncture in sublime fashion through the melancholy and wonder of the film — which finds a young girl, ignored by her parents, slipping through her sandbox into a dimension where her red dragon and rabbit puppets come to life — and Gordon’s otherworldly melodics, LANDROID split-the-difference somewhere between Pink Floyd and Beach House.”




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LANDROID
Imperial Dunes
Sept. 13th, 2019
(Mojave Beach Records)
  

Track Listing:

01. So Say We All (STREAM | MP3)
02. Yellow Sea (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
03. Don’t Be Cruel
04. Closing Doors
05. Ça Plane Pour Moi
06. Wishbone Machine
07. Automatic
08. A Cloud Goes By
09. Set On Fire

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LANDROID | Live


09/20/2019: Landers, CA @ Landers Brew Co
10/22/2019: Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge (TIX)
10/26/2019: Twentynine Palms, CA @ The Palms

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LANDROID | About

Cooper Gillespie (vocals, guitar, bass) and Greg Gordon (drums, sequences) of LANDROID are veteran performers that have traveled the world as professional musicians. Now they live in the California town of Landers. Population: 2,632.

The music that Gillespie and Gordon are making as LANDROID, so named as a reference to their new home, is as vast as the environment in which it was created. Following years of playing variations on the Los Angeles-based punk and rock hybrid, Gillespie and Gordon settled in a desert land and became a desert band. The duo’s debut album Imperial Dunes arrives on Sept. 13th via their own Mojave Beach Records label.

“They are the largest mass of sand dunes in California,” Gillespie says of the actual Imperial Dunes, another real-life location that contributed to the name game. Turns out the “DROID” in LANDROID has a connection, too: “In Return of the Jedi, the Imperial Sand Dunes are the location of Jabba’s Palace,” Gillespie adds.

This bit of connect-the-dots finds its way back to the deeper substance that makes LANDROID’s songs stick. Giant production makes Gordon’s thudding kick drum sound as huge as the nearby Giant Rock Vortex, where it is believed that Earth’s magnetic energy lines intersect.

“They say it channels psychic energy,” Gordon says. “We know it sounds hippie-dippy, but we swear we can feel it.” Believe the mystical hype or not, Gordon’s drum sounds arrive from another planet.

“The dunes feel like an appropriate metaphor for life,” Gillespie observes, grounding her lyrical themes. “Nature is the ultimate power and just as the dunes change day-to-day, everything in life is constantly changing. We like to think we are in control, but nature reclaims us.”

LANDROID’s “Recommended If You Like” is more like a “Recommended If You’ve Lived.” It’s a list of inspirations and influences that read like whole lifestyles unto themselves.

Imperial Dunes sounds just like ‘em:

David Lynch, David Bowie, outer space, X, Cocteau Twins, William Blake, Blade Runner, Led Zeppelin, Buddy Rich, scuba diving, Portishead, Pink Floyd, Angela Carter, the ocean.

The album’s first single and music video “Yellow Sea,” proves the concept. Lush, but not lost in itself, the song is otherworldly and familiar at the same time.

“Yellow Sea” is a meditation on the hereafter,” Gillespie states.

Imperial Dunes by LANDROID arrives on Sept. 13th, 2019, preceded by the single and video “Yellow Sea,” out now. LANDROID is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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LANDROID | Links


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Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion | Contact


Monday, August 12, 2019

Los Angeles-based one-man show Vincent Sinex puts commercial spin on Echo, XTC influences for “a whole slew of songs that should be hits.”

“Wild Places” by The Late Innings mixes late 70s / early 80s energy with themes particular to today’s cultural challenges. Hear “Last Resort” single.

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Vincent Sinex of The Late Innings as photographed by Dan Battista.

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“Last Resort” by The Late Innings | Premiere



Hear “Last Resort” by The Late Innings now courtesy of Spill Magazine or the link below. The song is taken from the Los Angeles-based artist’s upcoming new album Wild Places, out Sept. 6th.


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“Last Resort” by The Late Innings | About

‘Last Resort’ is about the manager of a rock star who needs to extricate his client from a precarious situation,” says Vincent Sinex of The Late Innings about his latest single. Sinex continues, “The long-suffering manager, who has come to rescue of the rock star time and time again, is once again put to the test when the police call upon him to deal with the star, a just-past-his-prime rocker who has holed himself up in the top floor suite of a building that is set to be demolished. Like he has done many times before, the manager works his magic to bring his client to his senses (or some semblance thereof) and get him to safety, aware from the prying eyes of the paparazzi who have gathered on the street below.”

Sinex says this about the origins of “Last Resort,” explaining, “The song came from the idea of a once-legendary building that’s about to be demolished to make way for something new. I started thinking, ‘OK, but where is the drama in that scenario?’ And then I thought, ‘because there’s someone inside the building who refuses to leave.’ Once I figured out that person was an aging rock star, the pieces fell into place and the song essentially wrote itself. The rocker sees an affinity between himself and the building – both are symbols from another time who are seen as past their peak.”

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The Late Innings | In The Press


Venerable music criticism website Babysue raves about the upcoming Wild Places by The Late Innings!

“Recording and releasing music under the moniker The Late Innings, Sinex comes up with a whole slew of songs that should be hits. Wild Places spins like a best of collection. And by many other artists, it would be. The tracks on this album have an overall light and airy feel. And the songs are immediately catchy and friendly. This talented fellow uses ideas and sounds from his favorite bands as a diving board to create his own upbeat feelgood musical universe. Sinex has an incredible knack for coming up with cool melodies. The more we spin this one the more absorbing it becomes.”

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The Late Innings
Wild Places
Sept. 6th, 2019
(The Late Innings Company)


Track Listing:

01. Last Resort (STREAM | MP3)
02. Our Secret (STREAM | MP3)
03. The Name Above The Door
04. Tonight
05. It’s Not Over
06. Stand By My Side
07. Slip Out Of Your Fingers
08. Long Way From Home
09. You Got Me All Wrong
10. Blue Skies Every Day

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The Late Innings | About

Is Vincent Sinex a pseudonym?

It may be hard to convince you otherwise after listening to Wild Places, Sinex’s upcoming new solo album as The Late Innings, out Sept. 6th. The album’s lead single “Our Secret” is streaming everywhere now. The Los Angeles native’s music sounds like his name. It rides that edge of time when the late 1970s became the early 1980s. When pop became new wave. When AM became FM.

“I have been recording since my early 20’s when I first got a four-track cassette recorder, a couple of guitars and a drum machine,” Sinex says. “I was inspired by the performances in the 1982 concert film ‘Urgh! A Music War,’ which captured the energy, intensity, and diverse sounds of 80’s new wave bands.  When I saw groups like XTC, Magazine, and Echo and The Bunnymen in that film, it made me want to pick up a guitar and try to make that kind of music myself.”

Based on those incredible influences, Sinex went on to teach himself some recording basics, knock out a few cover tunes, write and record some songs of his own, and ultimately form a short-lived band. Then, a ten-year detour into a more institutional type of education followed, earning Sinex a Master’s degree in Computer Science, but keeping him from music, and the march of technology.

“Once I had my degree, I returned to working on music, but technology had changed a lot,” he remembers. “Even though I had new gear, I initially struggled to write any new material.”

The dedicated science student that he is, Sinex decided to take an analytical approach to writer’s block.

“I had to teach myself the craft of song construction, so I got a bunch of songbooks by people I admired, and I started studying how their songs were put together,” he explains. This exercise led Sinex out of his slump and to the writing and recording of his debut album Arrived and Departed, released in 2015.

For Wild Places, Sinex performs everything you’ll hear, including the meticulously layered background vocals. The album explores themes that are particular to today’s cultural challenges, mostly relating to privacy in a society where almost nothing is private anymore.

Well, almost nothing. Because if Vincent Sinex really is a pseudonym, that secret is still safe.

Wild Places, the latest album by The Late Innings arrives on Sept. 6th, preceded by the singles “Our Secret,” and “Last Resort”. Vincent Sinex of The Late Innings is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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The Late Innings | Links


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Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion | Contact