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We have a tendency to take consistency for granted. Like a sunny Southern California day, Pinbackhave delivered record after record of mightily addictive indie pop since theirinception in the late 1990s. Perhaps too melancholic and thoughtful to functionas escapist entertainment, that same sense of depth is what made them one ofthe most reliable bands in indie rock’s three-decade history.
On one hand, theirfifth album, Information Retrieved, is the logical and accessible realizationof a sound Pinback have been developing and refining for over a decade.However, that consistency that we’ve taken for granted is what makesInformation Retrieved such a euphoric surprise; their finest and most fullyrealized album, a dozen years deep into a career that includes bona fide modernclassics like “Good To Sea” and Summer In Abaddon. Simply put, this is betterthan we ever could have expected. They could have coasted on automatic pilot toanother lauded album that likely would have made it onto plenty of year-endlists, but instead they shot the moon, and the result is a major triumph.
The touchstones are still there: Zach Smith‘sstunningly unique bass guitar acrobatics driving both rhythm and melody inlock-step unison; the incredible immediacy of Rob Crow‘s voice that could makea phone book sound compelling; and the musical and lyrical interplay betweenthe two of them that made Pinback so special in the first place. The differencenow is their exquisite control over dynamics and a greater emotional resonancethroughout. It’s the most complete and soulful Pinback album by a fairdistance, the finest moment in the career of a band whose unfettered brilliancewe’ve come to count on, but will never again take for granted.