Pinback

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Pinback
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Background information
Origin San Diego, California, USA
Genres Indie rock, electronic rock, progressive rock
Years active 1998–present
Labels Temporary Residence, Touch and Go, Absolutely Kosher, Ace Fu
Associated acts Three Mile Pilot, Systems Officer, Goblin Cock, Optiganally Yours, Aspects of Physics, Thingy, Heavy Vegetable, Physics, Team Sleep, Devfits
Website http://www.pinback.com
Members Rob Crow
Armistead Burwell Smith IV
Chris Prescott
Past members Erik Hoversten, Braden Diotte, Terrin Durfey, Tom Zinser, Ryan Bromley, Cameron Jones, Kenseth Thibideau, Brent Asbury, Gabriel Voiles, Dmitri Dziensuwski, Donny Van Zandt, Thatcher Orbitachi

Pinback is an indie rock band from San Diego, California The band was formed in 1998 by singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow, who have been its two consistent members. They have released five studio albums and several other releases.

History and origin[edit]

The band's moniker is a reference to a character in the 1974 film Dark Star (played by Dan O'Bannon, who also co-wrote the film), directed by John Carpenter. Audio samples from this film are used frequently in the band's early works.[1][2]

In 2004, Pinback signed to Touch and Go Records.[3] They released their third album, Summer in Abaddon, later that year. Pinback's fourth full-length album, Autumn of the Seraphs, was released on September 11, 2007.[4][5] The band also recently released a collection of rarities, entitled Nautical Antiques. They appeared live in a nationally broadcast interview and played a couple of songs on NPR's Talk of the Nation on October 8, 2007. The program is available for download via NPR's website.

On April 1, 2009, it was announced that Pinback was working on a new album that would be released by Temporary Residence Ltd. Their fifth studio album, Information Retrieved, was released October 16, 2012.[6] On August 15, 2012, Pinback released the song "Proceed to Memory" from Information Retrieved free to play through RollingStone.com.[7]

Smith and Crow have been the band's two consistent members. They are typically joined by a drummer, currently Chris Prescott. Tom Zinser and Mario Rubalcaba have previously contributed drums. Other past members of the Pinback live band are: Erik Hoversten, Braden Diotte, Terrin Durfey, Ryan Bromley, Cameron Jones, Kenseth Thibideau, Brent Asbury, Tom Zinser, Gabriel Voiles, Dmitri Dziensuwski, Donny Van Zandt, and Thatcher Orbitashi.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Singles[edit]

Guest Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thill, Scott Pinback Biography Retrieved on March 27, 2014
  2. ^ About Pinback Retrieved on March 27, 2014
  3. ^ Touch and Go/Quarterstick Records (2007-06-05). "Pinback". touchandgorecords.com. Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media Records (2007-05-24). "Pinback Return With Autumn of the Seraphs". Pitchfork Media Records.com. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  5. ^ Gwendolyn Elliott (2009-05-06). "Album Review: Pinback - Autumn of the Seraphs | Prefix". Prefixmag.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Pinback Announce First Album in Five Years | News". Pitchfork. 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  7. ^ By Jon Blistein (2012-08-15). "Song Premiere: Pinback, 'Proceed to Memory' | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  8. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  9. ^ By Mischa Pearlman (2012-07-12). "Californian duo’s first LP for five years is a downbeat delight". BBC. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 

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