On March 26, Austin’s The Living Pins launch their new EP Freaky Little Monster Youngsters. The group contains Carrie Clark (previously of Sixteen Deluxe) and Pam Peltz (producer of Daniel Johnston’s “Ain’t No Girl Gonna Make a George Jones Outta Me” and “Casper”), and the EP is their first new launch collectively since 1996. As we speak, they share the brand new observe “Raven,” which is the leadoff observe from the brand new EP.
“Raven” is a uncooked, bluesy observe dripping with darkish psychedelia, with a strut paying homage to PJ Harvey circa To Convey You My Love or The Kills’ first couple data. Its guitars are sharp and scuzzy, with plenty of clattering percussion that appears to imitate railroad tracks and Clark and Peltz’s mellifluous vocal harmonies. The band paints a portrait of a reckless vagabond life-style, invoking the EP title in a call-out to “freaky little monster kids,” and it’s exhausting to not get caught up in a way of wanderlust with music that strikes like this. Over the course of its 5 minutes, nonetheless, the group layers extra components over each other, and what begins as a stripped-down storage rock jam turns into a swirling and intoxicating mix of sounds. It’s a visit, and it’s a journey—soiled, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll at its finest.
Hearken to The Dwelling Pins’ “Raven” under.
The Dwelling Pins Freaky Little Monster Youngsters tracklist:
4. Fish and Beads
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