Texas experimental duo Pinkish Black unveil the hypnotic, second single ‘Dial Tone’ off ‘Concept Unification’, coming June 14 on Relapse Records. Watch the full video, directed by Grant Ring and edited by John Durbin, below.
Pinkish Black‘s ‘Concept Unification’ is the band’s most adventurous record to date. Each of its six tracks explore the innermost depths of forward-thinking doom rock, as psychedelic undertones collide with dark, crushing heaviness. Brooding synthesizers on ‘Concept Unification’s opening title track give way to the impending melancholy found on ‘Dial Tone’ while the progressive flourishes of ‘Petit Mal’ showcase Pinkish Black‘s ability to manipulate dark ambience. Album closer ‘Next Solution’ presents a somber, contemplative piano performance front-and-center, before exploding into a dramatic whirl of choirs and rhythmic pummeling. ‘Concept Unification’ is a beast of its own, pontificating on themes of anxiety, futility, and emptiness, and finding Pinkish Black as vital to the independent scene as ever.
1. Concept Unification
3. Dial Tone
4. Petit Mal
6. Next Solution
7. Away Again (Bonus Track)
8. We Wait (Bonus Track)
Listen to previously released first single, the slow-burning ‘Until’ here: