Label: Club AC30
Club AC30 just opened pre-orders on a third variant of this album, as the two first sold out pretty damn quick!
Gotta give it up for this label, they sure know how to come up with some gorgeous slabs. This is one lolly I’m gonna have a pretty hard time not attachingÂ my tongue to. Â If you wanna bypass theÂ flippers on ebay and discogs, you know what to do..
Here’s what I had to sayÂ about the initial pressings a few weeks back;
2015 has beenÂ a great year for Shoegaze indeed! With reunions and albums byÂ originators like Ride,Â Swervedriver,Â Flying Saucer Attack (+ news of a 2016 Lush reappearance)Â andÂ new releasesÂ by contemporary masters Ringo DeathstarrÂ andÂ The Radio Dept. as well as tons of new acts surfacing, Iâd say itâs pretty safe to say that the scene isÂ as viral as ever since the glory days of the 90âs,
The most exciting newÂ releaseÂ for meÂ this year however, cameÂ fromÂ St. Petersburg-basedÂ PinkshinyultrablastÂ with their debut-albumÂ âEverything Else Mattersâ via UK-based label Club AC30 back in January this year. This RussianÂ bunchÂ presented a take onÂ the classic recipe of the genre without settling forÂ the confinements of it, stretching the boundaries of bothÂ sound and structure with a fresh and exciting outcome. Â Waves of guitars and layers of synth-wizardry gets thrown back and forth while playing with beats and basslines through complex (almost progressive) arrangements that opensÂ up room for playing around in the compositions.Â All of thisÂ topped byÂ etheric female vocalsÂ andÂ rolled up in a most inspiredÂ way!Â This masterpieceÂ gathered rave reviews all over and sold out 3Â pressings on Vinyl in a jiffy.. Â Truly essential listening if youâre fond of shoegaze/dreampop/indie!
Club AC30 has nowÂ opened up pre-orders for their sophomore album âGrandfeatheredâ, which is due for release onÂ February 26th.Â Â Be sure to check out the two tracksÂ availableÂ this far underneath!Â Â Â Very, VERYÂ excited about this one..
As always Club AC30 delivers the premium wax (180g) and sturdy, thick jackets! Trust me, this is a package you donât wanna miss out on.
The original post for the previous pressings it can be found HERE
Pinkshinyultrablast - Grandfeathered AC3013011/2
âGrandfeatheredâ is a more experimental listen compared with the debut album 'Everything Else Matters', itâs the sound of a band unafraid to try new things and embrace those fine lines between visceral noise and restrained subtlety. The band saying of the new sound âThe new album has been recorded and mixed much faster than the previous one. The songs have more density to them and are generally more complex.â
Recent single âKiddy Pool Dreamsâ features on the album. Described by Stereogum as âA flashback to the glory days of â90s alt-rock, which builds into thundering instrumental interludes. In between are trickling synths and echoing vocals backed by a rhythmic danceable guitar.â
If that single offers a glimpse of what to expect from the rest of the record, itâs only the smallest of hints â this is an album that consistently demonstrates diversity and eclectic ambition. Influences on this record certainly suggest a new direction for the band, Lyubov claiming âHardcore, metal and afrobeatâ were all instrumental in its formation.
The album is released on February 26th 2016, and all physical copies will ship approximately one week prior to this. Vinyl copies will also come with a download coupon & code, and will unlock on the release date.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive