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Information Retrieved
Studio album by Pinback
Released October 16, 2012
Recorded S.D.R.L. Studios, San Diego, CA
Genre Indie rock
Length 38:03
Label Temporary Residence Ltd.
(TRR 179)
Pinback chronology
Autumn of the Seraphs
(2007)
Information Retrieved
(2012)
Singles from Information Retrieved
  1. "Proceed to Memory"
    Released: August 15, 2012
  2. "Sherman"
    Released: August 16, 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
A.V. Club B-[2]
Alarm Magazine favorable[3]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Associated Press favorable[5]
BBC favorable[6]
Consequence of Sound 1.5/5 stars[7]
Earbuddy (7.0/10.0)[8]
Paste (8/10)[9]
Pitchfork (6.8/10)[10]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[11]
Prefix 7/10 stars[12]
Punknews.org 3.5/5 stars[13]

Information Retrieved is the fifth full-length studio album by San Diego indie rock band Pinback which was released on October 16, 2012 through Temporary Residence Ltd.[14]

Background[edit]

On August 15, 2012 the album's first single "Proceed to Memory" was made available for streaming on Rolling Stone.[15] The album's second single, "His Phase", was made available for streaming on Pitchfork on September 20, 2012.[16] Eventually, the entire album was made available for streaming for limited time on Soundcheck.[17]

On October 16, 2012 Information Retrieved and the music video for the album track "Sherman" were simultaneously released. The video was directed by Matt Hoyt and was inspired by the 1962 sci-fi film Planeta Bur.[18]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Rob Crow and Zach Smith of Pinback

No. Title Length
1. "Proceed to Memory"   3:51
2. "Glide"   3:58
3. "Drawstring"   3:44
4. "Sherman"   3:36
5. "His Phase"   3:17
6. "Diminished"   3:53
7. "True North"   3:54
8. "A Request"   3:55
9. "Denslow, You Idiot!"   2:59
10. "Sediment"   4:56
Total length:
38:03

Personnel[edit]

Information Retrieved album personnel adapted from Allmusic.[19]

Primary musicians (Pinback)

Additional musicians

Production

Album artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard 200[20] 71
Billboard Rock Albums[20] 30
Billboard Independent Albums[20] 16
Billboard Alternative Albums[20] 20
Billboard Tastemaker Albums[20] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Critic Reviews for Information Retrieved - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jason Heller (October 16, 2012). "Pinback: Information Retrieved". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Scott Morrow (October 22, 2012). "Review: Pinback’s Information Retrieved". Alarm Magazine. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Gregory Heaney (October 16, 2012). "Pinback - Information Retrieved review". Allmusic. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Steven Wine (October 16, 2012). "Review: Hooky melodies, tricky rhythms by Pinback". Associated Press. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ Mischa Pearlman (November 16, 2012). "Californian duo’s first LP for five years is a downbeat delight.". BBC. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ Justin Gerber (October 18, 2012). "Album Review: Pinback – Information Retrieved". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Nick Krenn (2012-11-14). "Pinback - Information Retrieved Review". Earbuddy. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  9. ^ Rachel Bailey (October 16, 2012). "Pinback: Information Retrieved". Paste. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ Ian Cohen (October 17, 2012). "Pinback: Information Retrieved". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ Matthew Fiander (October 18, 2012). "Pinback: Information Retrieved". PopMatters. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  12. ^ Matthew MacFarland (October 22, 2012). "Album Review: Pinback - Information Retrieved". Prefix. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  13. ^ Mrdogg45 (October 19, 2012). "Pinback - Information Retrieved". Punknews.org. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ Evan Minsker (July 26, 2012). "Pinback Announce First Album in Five Years". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  15. ^ Jon Blistein (August 15, 2012). "Song Premiere: Pinback, 'Proceed to Memory'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  16. ^ Larry Fitzmaurice (September 20, 2012). "Pinback: "His Phase"". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  17. ^ Gretta Cohn (October 9, 2012). "Check Ahead: Pinback, 'Information Retrieved'". Soundcheck. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  18. ^ Scott Thill (October 16, 2012). "Video Premiere: Pinback’s ‘Sherman’ Reboots Cult Soviet Sci-Fi Flick". Wired. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Information Retrieved - Pinback : Credits : AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b c d e Information Retrieved - Pinback Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2012.

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