PINKISH BLACK: PREMIERE NEW SONG “BOTTOM OF THE MORNING” VIA NPR
“With each scuzzy opus pumped from the billows of their industrial warehouse headspace, the Fort Worth, TX-based duo Pinkish Black continue to erase the boundaries between the metal, post-punk, and doom traditions.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
Pinkish Black is the real deal… a dense mix of transformative metal spanning every genre or itch you could want.” – Noisey
“Pinkish Black resemble a Popol Vuh that suddenly became obsessed with denim and leather” – Pitchfork
Experimental post-punk duo PINKISH BLACK have just shared the epic title track from their upcoming full length Bottom of the Morning via NPR. Steeped in horror-soundtrack synths and doom metal swagger, the track demonstrates the group’s propensity for expansive atmospherics and propulsive heaviness.
Bottom of the Morning comes out 10/30 on Relapse. You can physical preorders via Relapse Mailorder HERE, and digital preorders via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE. Also set for release on 10/30 is The Trouble With Being Born, the final unreleased recordings from PINKISH BLACK predecessor project THE GREAT TYRANT. New music from The Trouble With Being Born along with physical preorder information can be foundHERE. Digital preorders are available via Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION. PINKISH BLACK are also set to follow the releases with a US tour alongside like-minded label-mates ZOMBI this coming November.
The 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 its name to PINKISH BLACK in 2010, and released its 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. October 2015 will see 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 in addition to many new experimentations that have been added to their palette. Recorded at Echo Lab Studios in Argyle, TX by Matthew Barnhart and mastered by James Plotkin (Cave In, Electric Wizard), Bottom of the Morning stands to see PINKISH BLACK affirm themselves as one of the most interesting and far-thinking experimental duos currently active.
Bottom of the Morning Tracklist:
1. Brown Rainbow
2. Special Dark
3. I’m All Gone
4. Burn My Body
5. Everything Must Go
6. Bottom of the Morning
7. The Master Is Away