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Pinback’s Rob Crow Quits Music: “Making Music In This Climate Is… Humiliating To My Psyche”

Rob Crow has been making music for 20+ years, and has been doing so via countless projects, but he’s best known for his work with Pinback — his long-running project with Three Mile Pilot’s Zach Smith — who released five excellent albums between 1999 and 2012. His output tends to come in bursts, but considering… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 11, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Watch Pinback Play Fallon

San Diego-based indie rockers Pinback took a break from their tour to play two songs off of the 2012 release Information Retrieved on Tuesday night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The band began their set with the mellow and moaning opening track “Proceed To Memory” followed by the uptempo “His Phase.” Watch below. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 21, 2013 - 10:46 am

Pinback – “Proceed To Memory” Video

Pinback’s Information Retrieved was one of 2012’s undersung gems — it’s a quiet refinement of Pinback’s signature sound, and it’s still getting spins on my iPod. “Proceed To Memory” is one of the album’s several highlights; we first heard the song back in August, months before the full-length was released, but it’s being only now… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 14, 2013 - 11:47 am

Pinback – “Sherman” Video

I’ve spent a lot of time with the new Pinback album, Information Retrieved, over the last week or so. I love the thing. If you like Pinback, I can’t see how you wouldn’t love it. It’s everything I love about Pinback — it’s clean, intricate, elliptical, elaborately layered, beautifully melodic, strangely serene — except more… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 16, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Pinback – “His Phase”

After a five-year absence, Pinback are about to return with the new album Information Retrieved. We’ve already posted their songs “True North” and “Proceed To Memory,” and now here’s another one: A low-key but rhythmically tricky brooder called “His Phase.” Hear it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Pinback – “Proceed To Memory”

San Diego indie duo Pinback have been away for a while, but they return this fall with Information Retrieved, their first album since 2007. Earlier this year, they released “True North,” one of its songs, as a Record Store Day single. And now they’ve shared another one, a precise sigh of a song called “Proceed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2012 - 10:36 am

Pinback Announce New Album

It has been FIVE YEARS since Pinback’s last album, Autumn Of The Seraphs, and while the band hasn’t been completely silent (Rob Crow dropped a solo album in 2011; Three Mile Pilot graced us with a new one back in ’10), they have been missed. On Record Store Day 2011, Rob and Zach gave u… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 26, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Pinback – “True North”

Record Store Day’s very special holiday schedule isn’t the only way Black Friday got spiced up this year. (Pardon the horrid joke construct, internalize the fact that we live in an insane country that’s spiraled into a hopeless consumerist hellhole in which spurting pepper spray is the de facto means of communicating with large grou… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 28, 2011 - 9:14 am

Check Out Record Store Day’s Black Friday Release List

One day a year just isn’t enough for the people behind Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent vinyl retailers. So for the second year running, the Record Store Day people have organized another day where all sorts of exclusives will be available at indie record stores, and it’ll once again go down o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2011 - 11:07 am

Good To Spoof You

Not that the music’s completely unyielding to a comedic touch — and we’re fully aware that Rob himself’s a bit of a jokester — but we didn’t exactly expect a wave of spoofy Pinback clips after our first few spins of Autumn Of The Seraphs. A few months ago we served up the Breakfast ClubMore »

By: Stereogum / October 24, 2007 - 4:30 pm

New Pinback Video – “From Nothing To Nowhere”

Somehow or the other we wind up talking about Rob Crow every week. Maybe ’cause we’ve got a big ol’ crush on that crazy bearded SoCal indie rock songwriting machine. Today’s excuse? New vid from Pinback, for the kick-ass lead track from their seasonally seasoned LP Autumn Of The Seraphs (out this fall!). Not much… More »

By: Stereogum / August 30, 2007 - 4:42 pm

New Rob Crow – “Forced Letter” (And “Up” Video)

Rob Crow’s having the sorta release year that that’d make Ryan Adams proud: once again joining forces with his former band Other Men to release a new record; delivering the new Pinback album Autumn Of The Seraphs; and unleashing his killer, third solo disc Living Well back in January. We posted the awesome “Up” back… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2007 - 7:02 pm

New Pinback – “From Nothing To Nowhere”

Let’s add to the server load! We’ve just started spinning our way through Pinback’s Autumn Of The Seraphs, and next to the Summer In Abbadony “Good To Sea,” this one would be our pick for first single, too. Everything rushes in that taut, sixteenth-note pulse the Pinbackers have owned for the past few years, Ro… More »

By: Stereogum / July 11, 2007 - 6:22 pm

Pinback – Autumn Of The Seraphs

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By: Stereogum / July 5, 2007 - 8:28 pm

New Other Men – “Other People”

We’re starting to get the feeling that Rob Crow, of “I Hate You Rob Crow” fame, can do no wrong. Pinback, Goblin Cock, Snotnose and The Ladies, all excellent bands for their style, grace, and choice of moniker. Crow’s solo record Living Well, released but one month ago? Fucking awesome. And NOW Rob’s gearing u… More »

By: Stereogum / February 28, 2007 - 1:21 pm

New Rob Crow Video – “I Hate You Rob Crow”

Weird clip for the self-hating tune from Rob’s awesome solo effort Living Well. Yes, that’s Rob testing out his tune in the ER on an intestinal mic.

Watch it here. We don’t like Kenny G either. (via P4K)… More »

By: Stereogum / January 12, 2007 - 12:08 pm

New Rob Crow – “Up”

Prolific Pinbacker Rob Crow is back with a fuss-worthy solo effort, due out early next year. Being big Rob fans, we’re not surprised we love it; but given the amount Rob puts out there, under colorful monikers like Goblin Cock and Snotnose and The Ladies, we’re amazed at the quality of what he still ha… More »

By: Stereogum / December 4, 2006 - 9:57 am