PINS – “Molly” (Stereogum Premiere)

After the sulky brooding of initial single “Too Little Too Late” and the dreamy flurry of “Young Girls” PINS are somewhere in between the two for their third single “Molly.” Casual drug joke references aside, the song is a moody, suggestive track that broods by on a bubbling guitar that eventually hijacks the song. The Manchester quartet zone out for about a minute midway through, losing themselves in the music and abandoning lyrics all together. When they return, it’s in pristine, haunting four-part harmony that adds an air of reckoning to the already-ominous chant “Wild nights/ with Molly” whirring at the center of this song. At least we can definitely pinpoint this hypnotizing, sinuous melody as the impetus for the record’s title. It seems like every new song from PINS peels back a new layer or tackles another mood; they possess a knack for diversity that belies their rather short time working together as a band. Listen.

Here’s their upcoming U.S. tour dates:
06/13 New York, NY @ Rough Trade
06/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
06/16 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop
06/18 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
06/19 Seattle, WA @ SODO Lounge
06/23 Denver, CO @ Hi-Drive
06/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
06/25 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
06/26 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06/27 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
06/29 Washington, DC @ DC9
06/30 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
07/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

Wild Nights is out 6/9 via Bella Union. Pre-order it here.

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