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Try the Pie, Two White Cranes, Pinkshinyultrablast, Fireworks at Throw the Dog a Bone

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Static Daydream, Presents for Sally, Pinkshinyultrablast at The Blog That Celebrates Itself

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Pinkshinyultrablast at NPR

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Pinkshinyultrablast at Built on a Weak Spot

Wow, honestly didn’t know this band was still active, as Pinkshinyultrablastreleased an EP years ago and kind of disappeared after that. Seeing as how there has been an abundance of shoegaze bands reuniting recently, they probably chose the most opportune time to step back into the land of the living. Opener ofEverything Else Matters sounds like a sample from a Seefeel track before vaulting into the tried and true trademark of the genre, wall of distortion. Don’t get any ideas that the band sound like Scott Cortez’s Astrobrite project, that of which I’m guessing they are named after, unless I’m missing something here…in which case forgive me. There are some rather nice electronic flourishes/sequences that mix well with what they are doing and the faint female vocals are about as pleasant as could be. It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to their debut EP, but I recall it being much heavier and indebted to the typical MBV feedback sound than anything that is found here on Everything Else Matters…so at some point they’ve made a significant (and welcomed) shift towards a more focused dream-pop sound that somewhat reminds me of Pia Fraus. After such a layoff however, it’s certainly going to be a challenge gaining some traction and making a dent amongst of the slew of bands currently partaking in this “revival” of shoegaze…

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Pinkshinyultrablast at Porch Beer Club

Pinkshinyultrablast is this dreamy-sounding band from St. Petersburg Russia. It will be interesting to see what the album, Everything Else Matters sounds like. the trackUmi is promising.

It seems like if you are a fan of 90’s shoegaze or dig the sounds of bands like Wild Nothings or A Sunny Day In Glasgow, you would dig this for certain.

Pre-order the second pressing of their album Everything Else Matters on spattery-clear vinyl (?) via Shelflife Records.

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Pinkshinyultrablast at Bloodbuzzed

New year, new exciting proposals from Shelflife, folks. This time coming from Saint Petersburg, Russia, here’s a quintetformed in 2007, but their only release to date didn’t arrive until 2009, in the form of EP ‘Happy Songs For Happy Zombies‘, out via Odd Box Records. Luckily, the combo is alive and kicking, as the debut album ‘Everything Else Matters‘,   available since last week through Shelflife and ClubAC30 majestically proves.Gold shoegaze for shoegazing addicts, echoing Lush,Slowdive, Sabres of Paradise but also adding hints of dream-pop, the icy, otherworldly spirit of Cocteau Twins (get haunted by Lyubov’s voice) and glimpses of electronic. Indeed, an ultrablast.

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Pinkshinyultrablast at From Pop 2 Top

Russia’s dream pop/shoegaze band Pinkshinyultrablast have just released their debut album ‘Everything Else Matters’ on Club AC30 and Shelflife and it has already made our Best of 2015 list. ‘Holy Forest’ is the second single to have been released in late 2014 and it is utterly fresh and melodic. The music video for it was influenced by ‘Enter The Dragon’ and ‘Bloodsport’ movies and it is a tribute to martial arts. “The song itself is likely to compare with emotional and spiritual release that comes while having or afterwards combat. Turning the video on remember what Bruce Lee once said ‘Don’t think. Feel’.”

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Pinkshinyultrablast at Backseat Mafia

Lets introduce the band that is Pinkshinyultrablast,  Igor on bass, Lyubov with  vocals, Sergey on drums, Rustam providing synths and electronics and Roman on guitars. From Saint-Petersburg in Russia. This is their debut album entitled ‘everything else Matters’

If you were ducking in and out of Indie clubs in the 80′s and 90′s this will send shivers up your spine. Those nights of dancing under beams of the club lights, eyes closed spinning around or gazing down at your shoes while rhythmically swaying back and forth are encapsulated here. While their sound champions the likes of Lush and Ride it’s crossover into areas of electronic music bring a fresh and vibrant feel that’s up to date.

‘Wish we were’ is the first track on the album and sets it all in motion, whirling vocals echo on a bed of held synth notes to be then greeted with warm processed beats. An electronic bass line begins and you wonder what’s in store as the music gains momentum in its build. A guitar riff  cuts in and we’re off. Crashing drums, reverberating guitars and the hauntingly beautiful  floating vocals says one thing, welcome to Pinkshinyultrablast.

‘Holy forest’ follows and is the standout track for me, infectious guitar licks,  angelic vocals and soaring melodies give an emotional ride. Its a wind in your hair, driving down the freeway with not a care in the world Indie anthem.

Throughout the album the blend of transitions from heavy to light in the arrangements play well together and the vocals are used more as an instrument of emotion than the main focus which works to great effect. Pinkshinyultrablast say they wanted to bring some life back to the Indie scene, well I think they may have just done that,  and a little bit more. A debut well worth tracking down

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Pinkshinyultrablast at Big Takeover

St. Petersburg, Russia-based shoegazers, Pinkshinyultrablast, explode with a debut that is anything but derivative.

Everything Else Matters craftily blends My Bloody Valentine’s wall of sound withLush’s most atmospheric moments. Effects-laden guitars and keyboards create sonic arcs for ethereal vocals to float in a gentle current propelled by a virtuosic rhythm section. The songs burst and implode within mind-boggling song structures that allow the tracks to grow organically rather than merely show off talent. Shades of krautrock appear in pulsing passages and celestial electronics, further adding to their unpredictable nature. It’s the feeling of blasting into hyperspace while on a heavy dose of barbiturates.

Simultaneously light as a feather and heavy as dark matter, Pinkshinyultrablast have brazenly created an album that few artists can make the first time around. This is a band to watch in the future, folks, so keep your radar open.

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Pinkshinyultrablast at Bloodbuzzed

Pinkshinyultrablast. New year, new exciting proposals from Shelflife, folks. This time coming from Saint Petersburg, Russia, here’s a quintetformed in 2007, but their only release to date didn’t arrive until 2009, in the form of EP ‘Happy Songs For Happy Zombies‘, out via Odd Box Records. Luckily, the combo is alive and kicking, as the debut album ‘Everything Else Matters‘,   available since last week through Shelflife and ClubAC30 majestically proves.Gold shoegaze for shoegazing addicts, echoing Lush,Slowdive, Sabres of Paradise but also adding hints of dream-pop, the icy, otherworldly spirit of Cocteau Twins (get haunted by Lyubov’s voice) and glimpses of electronic. Indeed, an ultrablast.

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