Pinkish Black – “Ashtray Eyes”

We’ve already heard two songs from Razed To The Ground, Pinkish Black’s stunning Century Media Records debut (which follows a 2012 LP released on Handmade Birds): first, the bleep-bloopy space-metal title track; and then, the grim industrial of “Kites And Vultures.” Now they’re dropping another one on us, before the album drops for real. “Ashtray Eyes” presents another look entirely — it’s spacious and somber and quite beautiful; like the title track, it’s a perfectly appropriate companion to hallucination-inducing bong sessions, but it’s also really emotionally raw and immediate in ways that previous Pinkish Black material only hinted at. Following the release of the LP, the band is going on a monthlong tour with Kylesa, whose Ultraviolet was our Album Of The Week back in late May. That’s a really solid bill, and you should check it out if they’re in your town. Tour dates and music below.

Pinkish Black/Kylesa tourdates:

10/01 Athens GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/02 Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
10/03 Nashville TN @ Exit/In
10/04 Little Rock AR @ Downtown Music
10/06 Dallas TX @ Club Dada
10/08 San Antonio TX @ Korova
10/09 Austin TX @ Red 7
10/10 Tucson AZ @ The Rock//SW Terror Fest
10/12 Tempe AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
10/13 San Diego CA @ Brick By Brick
10/14 Los Angeles CA @ Echoplex
10/15 Oakland CA @ Oakland Opera House
10/16 Sacramento CA @ Harlow’s
10/17 Portland OR @ Star Theater
10/18 Olympia WA @ Capitol Theater
10/19 Missoula MT @ The Palace
10/20 Rapid City SD @ Johnny Billiards
10/22 Milwaukee WI @ Cactus Club
10/23 Detroit MI @ Smalls
10/24 Newark DE @ Mojo Main
10/25 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus
10/26 Springfield VA @ Empire
10/27 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter