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See band’s dueling Allmans-esque guitars, Ellie
Monster western suits, Georgia’s (possibly) haunted Fitzpatrick Hotel in new “Mercy!”
The Pinx (L-R): Chance
McColl, Cayce Buttrey, Charles Wiles, Adam McIntyre. Photo credit: Pamela McColl.
“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!
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.”
11. Whippoorwills In A Graveyard At Night (Hidden Track)
The Pinx | Live
08/23/2019: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
09/03/2019: Atlanta, GA @ 529
09/20/2019: Washington, GA @ Fitzpatrick Hotel
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 AllmanBrothers-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.
“So Say We All” expands on percussion heavy “otherworldly
melodics” that land somewhere “between Pink Floyd and Beach House.”
LANDROID (L-R): Cooper
Gillespie, Greg Gordon. Photo
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
“It’s easy to imagine ‘Yellow Sea’ being performed during a dreamlike lounge scene in,
say, Twin Peaks or Mulholland Drive.” — Jordan Blum, PopMatters.
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.”
10/22/2019: Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge (TIX)
10/26/2019: Twentynine Palms, CA @ The Palms
LANDROID | About
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
“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,
Runner, Led Zeppelin, Buddy Rich, scuba diving, Portishead, Pink Floyd, Angela Carter,
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.
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.”
Innings | In The Press
Venerable music criticism website Babysueraves
about the upcoming Wild Places by The Late
“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.”
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”
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
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.
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.