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Music, Hear This Pinback: Show Preview

Pinback: Show Preview

Since coming together as Pinback in the early 1990s, Rob Crow and Zach Smith have long been a reticent, enigmatic pair who construct reticent, enigmatic indie rock. Last October's Information Retrieved, the first substantial Pinback release since 2007's Autumn of…
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Music, All Shook Down Rejoice and Recoil: Three Mile Pilot Exists Again -- Stream Its New Album

Rejoice and Recoil: Three Mile Pilot Exists Again -- Stream Its New Album

​Good news for people who love bad mojo: San Diego indie-rock OGs Three Mile Pilot have returned from indefinite hiatus. You may know 3MP as the unassuming gloom-peddlers who released a few albums in the early 90s and then bifurcated…
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Music, Hear This Rock out with your Goblin Cock out!

Rock out with your Goblin Cock out!

Two EPs put out last year by the Ubiquity and Sound in Color labels helped build up the underground buzz on L.A.'s SA-RA Creative Partners , but 2006 looks to be the band's time to shine. Members Taz Arnold, Shafiq…
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Music, Reviewed Pinback

Pinback

Pinback's songs have always been metronome precise, with airtight rhythmic patterns and guitars and synthesizers that bounce along in lock-step cadences, as if the band members had been implanted with silicon indie rock chips that map out intricate algorithms of…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

You get the sense that Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow, the co-conspirators behind Pinback, live in a house strewn with intelligent contraptions and futuristic doodads. Take, for example, the device that simultaneously wakes Pee-wee Herman up and cooks…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

San Diego native Rob Crow once wrote a clever little ditty called "Listen to This Song, Kill Pigs, and Try to Sue Me." That was back during his days in Heavy Vegetable, a San Diego indie rock band that played…
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