Post Up: Pinback, Dark Star, Breakfast Club
Greetings, Morphizm fans. It's been a long day at Wired, but I've got goodies. Some of them are named Pinback.
Digg's Kevin Rose Digs Pinback, Knife, More
Los Angeles radio staple KCRW has lately handed over its studio to a variety of all-stars from entertainment and culture for the Guest DJ Project. On Wednesday, it was Digg's turn to mix it up: Kevin Rose teamed up with DJ Raul Campos to spin five tunes that make life easier while programming a social networking phenomenon... MORE @ WIRED
Video: Speaking of Pinback, Dark Star and The Breakfast Club...
The San Diego duo has been around for years making addictive, hypnotic laptop pop, hopscotching from sci-fi classic to teen-angst soap without missing a backbeat.
Pinback originally formed around the turn of the 21st century, when bassist Zach Smith's other criminally underrated band Three Mile Pilot fragmented under the pressure of major-label headaches and interpersonal drama. The drama also caused 3MP's singer Pall Jenkins and pianist Tobias Nathaniel to create Black Heart Procession.
Rob Crow, on leave from one of his hundred other bands, including Heavy Vegetable, Thingy, Optigonally Yours and many more (including the riotous Goblin Cock), signed on with Smith shortly thereafter. Since then, the two turned out a series of compelling full-length efforts and EPs created in the comfort of their own homes and garages... MORE @ WIRED
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