Pinkshinyultrablast – “The Cherry Pit”

Pinkshinyultrablast - "The Cherry Pit"

Five-piece Russian shoegazers Pinkshinyultrablast are one of a few new shoegaze bands this year that bring fresh air to the genre and reach beyond mere throwback. They released a debut album earlier this year titled Everything Else Matters, and we shared its excellent single “Kiddy Pool Dreams.” They’re already following it up with a second album, Grandfeathered, and their first single, “The Cherry Pit,” is glittery and pulverizing all at once. Frontwoman Lyubov Soloveva’s seraphic voice counteracts the dense, muddy guitar textures and provides a sense of weightlessness despite the song’s heavy sonics. It’s a loud track with a wavering structure, ducking into different paths, holding back and thrusting forward when it needs to, stretching its six minutes into something like a journey. Listen below.

Grandfeathered is out 2/26/16 on Club AC30. Pre-order it here.