Pinback: Pinback

PinbackThis, their first album, is a meditation on calmness and kind of circling rhythms and melodies. It feels almost like one giant round of “Row Row Row Row Your Boat ,” as the rhythm section kind of tumbles over itself, vocals dip in and out and layer on top of each other and everything just kind of takes on this pastoral feel of like watching a forest grow. It’s not incredibly engaging music, but it is engrossing in its hypnotic pulsation. It feels very organic and articulate in its stand offish math rockiness, but like an organism growing on a rock, not screaming in your face. I’ve always found this to be a good late night headphone album that, because there isn’t much of a line from track to track, allows you to kind of float on an even cloud of lovely background music.