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The early history of experimental duo PINKISH BLACK is as mournful and tumultuous as the band’s music. The Fort Worth, Texas band originally formed in 2005 as a three-piece doom/jazz project known as The Great Tyrant, but The Great Tyrant never got the chance to release any music. In February 2010, midway through a battle with technical problems, the band’s bassist Tommy Atkins tragically committed suicide, bringing the album’s recording and production processes to a halt.

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After Atkins’s passing, remaining members Jon Teague and Daron Beck set out to redefine current conceptions of heavy music with an unorthodox and forward-thinking synth-driven approach, furthering the work they had started with The Great Tyrant. The band, now a duo, changed their name to PINKISH BLACK in 2010, and released their self-titled debut that same year on Handmade Birds. Pinkish Black was critically acclaimed, as was the band’s 2013 follow-up on Century Media, Razed to the Ground. In its review of the former, Pitchfork called PINKISH BLACK “a band that exudes promise,” while Stereogum called the latter album “an absolute stunner.”

Since Razed to The Ground, PINKISH BLACK have solidified both their confidence and their direction. They signed to Relapse in December 2014, and have steadily refined their songwriting and style over the course of the last two years. Though usually associated most closely with the metal scene, PINKISH BLACK have demonstrated an unflinching capacity to dip their toes in all sorts of disparate musical markets, from doom metal and industrial to post-punk and no-wave.

October 2015 saw the release of PINKISH BLACK’s newest opus, Bottom of the Morning, a 7-track dark music journey that runs the full gamut of influences. PINKISH BLACK have touched on in the past as well as many new experimentations added to their palette. From the gothic, horror-movie-esque organ intro of opener “Brown Rainbow” to the wistful, fuzzed-out conclusion of final track “The Master Is Away,” Bottom of the Morning is simultaneously dark and catchy, dissonant and melodic, smothering audiences with heavy layers of distorted, repressive gloom that still end up as earworms despite their pessimism. It’s as if Scott Walker and John Carpenter were having a bad acid trip with the Melvins, or else as if someone dipped PINKISH BLACK’s ambling, psyched-out space-rock influences in a vat of molten iron. Recorded at Echo Lab Studios in Argyle, Texas by Matthew Barnhart and mastered by James Plotkin (Cave In, Electric Wizard), Bottom of the Morning solidifies PINKISH BLACK‘s reputation one of the most interesting and far-thinking experimental duos currently around.

PINKISH BLACK are:

Daron Beck – Vocals, Synths, Keyboards
John Teague – Drums, Synths

ARTIST UPDATES
  • PINKISH BLACK’s 4th Full-Length Album Concept Unification Is Out Now PINKISH BLACK's 4th Full-Length Album Concept Unification Is Out Now STREAM CONCEPT UNIFICATIONSpotify | Apple Music | YouTube | Bandcamp Today, Texas experimental duo PINKISH BLACK release their 4th full-length albumConcept Unification! Order and stream now at.https://ffm.to/pinkishblack. A full album is available on YouTube HERE. Concept Unification physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE. A full collection of PINKISH BLACK videos are available HERE. “An ominous and dreamlike journey through the sinister world of commercial propaganda” – Kerrang! “Groove-oriented, pitch-black goth ...
  • PINKISH BLACK: Share New Song “Concept Unification” on Revolver Magazine Texas experimental duo PINKISH BLACK unveil the hypnotic, third single “Concept Unification” off Concept Unification, coming June 14 on Relapse. Watch and listen now on Revolver Magazine HERE and YouTube HERE. Concept Unification is due out June 14th on CD/LP/Digital. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE. Listen to PINKISH BLACK’s previously released songs “Dial Tone” HERE and “Until” HERE. PINKISH BLACK’s new album, “Concept Unification” is ...
  • PINKISH BLACK: Announce 4th Full-Length Album Concept Unification; Share New Song “Until” PINKISH BLACK: Announce 4th Full-Length Album Concept Unification; Share New Song "Until" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkL4_T2-Utk&feature=youtu.be   Texas experimental duo PINKISH BLACK will release their 4th full-length Concept Unification on June 14th. Listen to the first single, the slow-burner “Until” on YouTube HERE and all streaming services HERE. Concept Unification is due out June 14th on CD/LP/Digital. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE. Concept Unification Tracklist: Concept Unification Until Dial Tone Petit Mal Inanimatronic Next Solution Away Again (Bonus Track) We Wait (Bonus Track) PINKISH ...
  • PINKISH BLACK: Enter Studio to Record New Album; Announce Spring 2018 Tour Dates with Royal Thunder PINKISH BLACK: Enter Studio to Record New Album; Announce Spring 2018 Tour Dates with Royal Thunder Texas duo PINKISH BLACK have entered the studio to record their fourth full-length album and follow-up to 2015’s Bottom of the Morning. The new album entitled Concept Unification is being recorded at Cloudland Recording Studio in Fort Worth, TX and will be released later in 2018. Stay tuned for further information in the near future. Additionally, ...
  • SXSW 2017: Relapse Artist Peformance Schedule SXSW 2017: Relapse Artist Peformance ScheduleSelect Relapse artists will perform at SXSW 2017 throughout the entire week! See all confirmed day-by-day showcases and performances below. Full festivals details available at sxsw.com. Thursday, March 16th 9:30 PM – Ecstatic Vision – MetalSucks Official Showcase (Grizzly Hall w/ Darkest Hour/Tombs/Rivers of Nihil – 2015 E Riverside Dr #4) 11:55 PM – S U R V I ...
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