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Stereo Embers’ TRACK OF THE DAY: Pinkshinyultrablast’s “The Cherry Pit”

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The five members of Pinkshinyultrablast hail from Saint Petersburg, Russia and have been making a name for themselves on the modern dream-pop/shoegaze circuit for several years now.

Lyubov (vocals), Roman (guitars), Igor (bass), Rustam (synths, electronics), and Sergey (drums) take the most animated bits of the original shoegaze sound – warped ‘n’ woozy washes of celestial guitar distortion, driving drum dynamics, and swooning, sky-high vocals – to craft captivating, catchy tunes. At times they meld their guitar-based sonics with electronic percussion, ambient atmospheres, and dream-rock aggression.

Pinkshinyultrablast will release its sophomore album, Grandfeathered, February 26th on ClubAC30. The band members delivered debut album, Everything Else Matters, just several months ago, at the start of 2015, but they are already set to diversify their sound by delving into dance beats, noisy guitar riffs, subtle lulls, and other instrumentation on follow-up Grandfeathered.

Lead single “The Cherry Pit” starts off true to the band’s name, blasting off with propulsive drum beats and a scouring coruscation of guitar distortion. Lyubov’s sweetly aerial vocals hang from the heavens as she delightfully exclaims of “Making our way under falling stars”.

Chiming, wiry synth and guitar notes materialize and break up the flow, while the bass line groove and drum acrobatics keep the rhythm lively. At the very end of the song a sudden and excitingly unexpected acceleration of sound takes over, rocketing the tune into the stratosphere and giving it a hard-charging, indie-rock ambience. If “The Cherry Pit” is the cherry on top, the upcoming ‘cake’ promises to be one scrumptious treat!


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