PHOTO CREDIT : Ryan Wagner // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Today, Vancouver power-trash trio Needles//Pins are sharing another song from their upcoming LP, Good Night, Tomorrow, courtesy of Exclaim!. “All The Same”, like a lot of the songs on Good Night, Tomorrow, “thematically draws on my insomnia,” says Guitarist/Vocalist Adam Solomonian. “Here it's the exhaustion of restlessness and potential promise of rootlessness as a solution. Like most things, the inevitable is inescapable. Despite our best efforts of escape, it's all the same.”
For their third LP, Good Night, Tomorrow, Needles // Pins have teamed up with Mint Records and Portland’s Dirt Cult Records. Recorded with Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung) in Vancouver at Rain City Recorders, the album 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.
Needles//Pins will continue on tour this summer to support Good Night, Tomorrow including a stop at Sled Island. More North American tour 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
June 16 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe w/ The Smugglers (facebook)
June 17 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Explosion (facebook)
June 22 - Calgary, AB - Local 510 / Sled Island (event)
June 23 - Calgary, AB - The Commonwealth / Sled Island (event)
June 24 - Calgary, AB - Palomino / Sled Island (event)
June 30 - Vancouver, BC - SBC (Record Release show) (facebook) ^
July 7 - Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge
July 8 - Portland, OR - The Know %
July 18 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt w/ Royal Headache (facebook)
^ w/ Woolworm, Sightlines, Alimony
% w/ Low Culture, Muscle Dungeon, Girl Drink Drunks