When the wonderful San Diego indie-pop band Pinback played the Domino Room a few years ago, I thought it was kind of a weird booking. I expressed said feeling to a knowledgeable friend, who then told me the band sells really well at Ranch Records.
I think that’s weird, too.
Not because Pinback shouldn’t sell well or anything. I love the band and think their dreamily effervescent futuresounds should play over loudspeakers across the United States, filling all ears at all times. We’d be a better, stronger, happier country, that’s for certain.
I just think … Bend? Pinback? They just don’t seem like a match made in heaven. Bend turns out in droves for Tech N9ne and Yonder Mountain and Beats Antique and Everclear. Bands that travel in the same circles as Pinback generally come here and struggle to make Silver Moon feel crowded. And yet the one time I saw Pinback in Bend, they packed a much bigger Domino Room.
Whatever, I’m not complaining. I am, however, rambling. How ’bout I give you what you’re here for? Here’s a stream of Pinback’s new album “Information Retrieved,” out next Tuesday on one of the world’s great record labels, Temporary Residence Limited.