With their ridiculous number of side projects and other interests, it’s amazing that songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Rob Crow and Armistead Burwell Smith IV continue to make killer albums together as Pinback. As ever, on Information Retrieved, their fifth LP, the San Diego duo expertly craft their signature multilayered sound of interlocking guitar and bass lines and precise vocal exchanges, as they tread the line between calculated structure and organic form like nobody else. In fact, it’s so hard to describe Pinback to your friends that you really you really just have to play it for them to get it. Fortunately for us, Pinback returned to the KEXP and performed their hypnotic sound live in our studio. Check out the mesmerizing session now:
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