PINKISH BLACK Announce Headlining West Coast Tour
Texan gothic/experimental post-punk duo PINKISH BLACK have announced a new headlining tour this coming August! The dates will see the band performing throughout the West Coast and US Southwest for two weeks kicking off August 20. Check out a full itinerary below.
PINKISH BLACK continue to tour in support of their third full-length album, Bottom of the Morning, which was released via Relapse Records last October to widespread critical acclaim. The album was hailed as the band’s strongest by publications including Pitchfork, Metalsucks, and Noisey ,the latter of which described the album as “just as abrasive and confrontational as any band toeing the metal party line of punching you in the face with a double-kick and guitar sweeps written by the Dark Lord himself.”
PINKISH BLACK Live:
Aug 20 Denver CO Bar Bar
Aug 21 Salt Lake City UT Metro Bar
Aug 23 Boise ID Wastelander Studios
Aug 24 Seattle WA Highline
Aug 25 Olympia WA Obsidian
Aug 26 Portland OR Musicfest Ash St. Saloon
Aug 28 San Francisco CA DNA Lounge
Aug 29 Santa Ana CA The Observatory
Aug 30 San Diego CA Til Two
Aug 31 Los Angeles, CA Complex
Sept 1 Phoenix AZ Last Exit
The early history of experimental duo PINKISH BLACK is as mournful and tumultuous as the band’s music. The Fort Worth, TX band originally formed in 2005 as a threepiece 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.
After Atkins’s passing, remaining members Jon Teague (drums/synths) and Daron Beck (vocals/synths/ keyboards) 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.
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.