08.25.13 — “Lost Lost Lost” by PINS

PINS

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Lost Lost Lost” by PINS (2013, from the forthcoming album Girls Like Us.

PINS is a post-punk/indie rock quartet from Manchester, England. Four gals. I know literally nothing about them.

The band is signed to Bella Union Records, which, as you probably know was founded by Simon Raymonde and Robin Guthrie, who were two-thirds of Cocteau Twins. That’s good enough for me.

I stumbled across this track the other day, and quite honestly, the first thought that came into my head was that they stole that opening drum bit from “Tusk”. After I checked myself, it’s not quite as much like “Tusk” as I first thought, but it was enough to make that song pop into my head.

I don’t know these girls’ names. I don’t know if PINS is an acronym. I just know that they’re Mancurian, they’re young, and that their debut album will be out on September 30 in the UK. And presumably October 1 in the US.

Here’s one of the songs from it:
“Lost Lost Lost” by PINS

I apologize for my brevity. I’m short on time tonight, and I’m experiencing some technical difficulty that has forced me to modify my laptop with a USB keyboard. It’s a silly, temporary fix until I can treat myself to a new machine.

Just enjoy the song. I love the driving bass line and the occasional yelping. It’s full of energy. And gloom. And I mean that in the best way possible. Like early 1980s version of The Cure. And I’ve been listening to a lot of Pornography lately. Which might explain why I like this song. Do yourself a favor and reacquaint yourself with The Cure’s brilliant album Pornography. And then listen to this again.

You can pre-order Girls Like Us from Bella Union here.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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