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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Vincent Sinex of The Late Innings channels love of topographical maps into music video for “song of the bummer” single “Our Secret.”
“Connecting the glistening AM radio pop of the late
‘70s to the shivering synth atmospheres of new wave,” says
The Southern Sounding.
Sinex of The Late Innings as photographed by Dan Battista.
“Our Secret” (Music Video) & “Tonight” (Single) by The Late Innings
“I think of this track less like a ‘song of the
summer’ and more like a ‘song of the bummer,” jokes Vincent Sinex of The Late
Innings about “Our Secret” from
his upcoming Wild
Places album. “The song is about a guy who returns to his favorite
vacation spot, only to find that it is now overrun by tourists.”
Imperfect Fifth says the song is “packed with entertaining lyrics” in
its coverage of the music
video, which Sinex made using
screen captures from United States Geological Survey topographical maps that
illustrate not only the lyrics of the song, but also the types of places
(beaches, coves and bays) the traveler encounters in the tune.
Also out now ahead of the full Wild
Places release on Sept. 6th
is latest single “Tonight,” which The
Southern Sounding calls “a brilliant blend of synth-pop and indie rock
instincts.” The music discovery site goes on to say that “Sinex creates this noise as a way to explore the lines connecting
the glistening AM radio pop of the late ‘70s to the shivering synth atmospheres
of new wave.”
For his part, Sinex
explains, “‘Tonight’ is about
being willing to exposing your secrets. In it, a reclusive film director, lured
out of seclusion to receive a lifetime achievement award in front of a room
full of Hollywood luminaries (and a giant television audience at home) throws
away his prepared speech, and instead pours out his heart to tell a story about
a lost love.”
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,”“Last Resort,”
and “Tonight.”Vincent Sinex of The Late Innings is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.