Pinkshinyultrablast – “Kiddy Pool Dreams” (Stereogum Premiere)
Pinkshinyultrablast are a mathy shoegaze quintet based in St. Petersburg — an unlikely combination of genres and locale, but who wants typical? Reaching out into the unknown is part of the Russian rockers’ charm, as they experiment with time signatures and poppy synths for sound-bending fusions. Named after the 2005 album by noisy supergroup Astrobrite, Pinkshinyultrablast released their debut album Everything Else Matters earlier this year and gained a lot of attention and radio play in the UK. They especially grabbed ears for their notable singles “Holy Forest” and “Umi.” Now they’re ready to bring their sound to North America with the first new song since the album. “Kiddy Pool Dreams” is six minutes of wavy, ambient loudness. It starts off on a heavy electric guitar riff, a flashback to the glory days of ’90s alt-rock, which builds into thundering instrumental interludes. In between are trickling synths and echoing vocals backed by a rhythmic danceable guitar. It’s lush music that leaves you wanting to fully submerge yourself in its dreamstate. Listen below.
“Kiddy Pool Dreams” is out 10/2 on Club AC30.