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Pinback at Venue, Vancouver

Pinback Vancouver

Pinback at Venue, Vancouver, Jan 22 2013. Kirk Chantraine photo

Photos–Pinback at Venue, Vancouver, Jan 22 2013

– photos by Kirk Chantraine

San Diego two-piece Pinback returned to Vancouver for a show at Venue Tuesday night.

Armistead Burwell Smith IV (aka Zach Smith) and Rob Crow formed the band, named after a character in the John Carpenter movie Dark Star, back in 1998. Since then, many musicians, some of them drummers, have played with the duo.

Pinback’s more recent album is Information Retrieved, released in Oct 2012. It’s the group’s first full-length since 2007’s Autumn of the Seraphs. According to AV Club, a song from that album, “Good to Sea”, was an “unexpected success”.

In that same piece, a review of Information Retrieved, Jason Heller writes of the new album: “Pinback seems physically unable to write a song that’s anything less than gorgeous, so that isn’t the issue. Tracks like ‘Glide’ and ‘Drawstring’ are sterling examples of the group’s precise, airtight pop, full of Crow’s immaculate jangle and sugary singsong. They also fail to rouse themselves from hibernation.” Heller gives the album a B-.

More Pinback Vancouver Venue photos:

Kirk Chantraine

About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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