Pin Me Down

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Pin Me Down
Origin New York City, United States; London, England
Genres Pop, electronica, rock
Years active 2007–2010
Labels Animalized
Associated acts Bloc Party, Robt Ptak, Ash, The Bastard Kings of Rock
Past members Russell Lissack
Milena Mepris
Alex Elena

Pin Me Down were a pop/electronica/rock side project of guitarist Russell Lissack, of the British band Bloc Party, and guitarist/singer Milena Mepris.[1] The band was managed by Robt Ptak, who had previously worked with Mepris in Ptak's project Artificial Joy.[citation needed] The band made their live debut as a 5-6 piece in May 2008 in London, supporting Yeasayer.

Their first single "Cryptic" appears on Kitsuné Maison Compilation 5 as track number 5. Kitsuné also released a remix single of Pin Me Down's "Cryptic" in June 2008, which included remixes by Paul Epworth, James Ellis, Lissack himself, and others.

Pin Me Down (album)[edit]

Pin Me Down
Studio album by Pin Me Down
Released 19 April 2010
Genre Indie rock, alternative dance
Length 39:20
Label Animalized Music
Producer Alex Elena
Executive Producer - Robt Ptak
Co producer - Renee Frisch Ptak
Singles from Pin Me Down
  1. "Cryptic"
  2. "Time Crisis"

On 19 July 2010, the band released their self-titled debut studio album. The album was produced by Alex Elena, who previously played drums with Mepris and manager Ptak's band Artificial Joy. The track "Time Crisis" had previously been released on the band's website at the beginning of the year.[2]

Robert Cooke, writing for Drowned in Sound gave the album a negative review of 3 out of 10, saying that the production was a letdown, and "...fundamentally, the songs just aren't great".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Pin Me Down.

No. Title Length
1. "Cryptic" 3:51
2. "Treasure Hunter" 4:06
3. "Boy Who Cried Wolf" 3:10
4. "Ticking" 4:05
5. "Oh My Goddess" 3:03
6. "Pretty In Pink" 3:18
7. "Curious" 4:34
8. "Time Crisis" 3:01
9. "Meet the Selkirks" 2:42
10. "Everything Is Sacred" 3:22
11. "Fight Song" 4:03


  • "Cryptic" (2008)
  • "Time Crisis" (2010)
  • "Treasure Hunter" (2010)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Bloc Party side-project Pin Me Down to release debut album". NME. 2010-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Bloc Party Guitarist Revives Side Project". DigitalSpy. 2010. 
  3. ^ Cooke, Robert (14 April 2010). "Pin Me Down". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 14 October 2014.