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Vancouver power-trash trio Needles//Pins haved teamed up with Mint Records and Portland’s Dirt Cult Records to release the third LP, Good Night, Tomorrow, due out June 30. The album’s first single, “Back To The Bright” premiered today via NPR who said “It's a steady-paced anthem big on the soaring chorus led by Adam Solomonian's gruff voice. ...Needles//Pins puts the emphasis on the tried-and-true riffs of the heartland boogie.”
Recorded with Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung) in Vancouver at Rain City Recorders, Good Night, Tomorrow shows an organic growth from the power pop of their previous two albums. Guitarist/Vocalist Adam Solomonian’s voice is gruffer from playing hundreds of shows, and you can see a richer appreciation of the group’s influences such as Jawbreaker and The Replacements at play in the song writing. Tony Dubroy’s solid bass lines and Macey Budgell’s heavy drumming combine to form a powerful rhythm section that perfectly complement Solomonian’s simplistic-but-pointed guitar playing.
The record is a progression both musically and lyrically from their older material while still maintaining the hook-centric philosophy of their previous releases. Needles//Pins have become legendary in Vancouver for wild shows and gruff, catchy punk rock melodies. They draw from classic punk roots like the wiry pop of The Buzzcocks and the gravely anthems of Stiff Little Fingers, but have a unique West Coast approach that would align them with the catchiest of the Lookout! or Dirtnap Records catalog. Though none of the band’s songs overstay their welcome, you’ll find yourself humming one of their hooks days after seeing them play.
Beginning April 22, Needles//Pins will take to the road in Spring to support Good Night, Tomorrow and will follow with a heavy North American tour this summer. More dates to be announced soon. Pre-orders of Good Night, Tomorrow will receive a limited edition grey sky marble vinyl of the LP.
NEEDLES//PINS ON TOUR
April 22 - Vancouver, BC - Pat's Pub w/ B.A. Johnston
May 13 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore w/ The Smugglers, The Muffs, Chixdiggit
June 16 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe w/ The Smugglers
June 17 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Explosion
June 30 - Vancouver, BC - SBC (Record Release show) w/ Woolworm, Sightlines, Alimony