08.25.13 — “Lost Lost Lost” by 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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