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ganque
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Username: ganque

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 8:16 pm:   Edit Post

anyone hear of these guys?
i stumbled across this picture of them, and i saw a few farther away shots but there is no mistaking that bass.

pinback

a little blurry, but best i could find... from what i read they are picky about their equipment, looks like he made a good choice then!
greggy
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Username: greggy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post

They're my favorite. The bassist, Armistead, was once in a superb avant-noise group called Three Mile Pilot. He has monsterous hands an incredible technique where he strums out bass lines, chords, and melodies, often all at once. And he sings very well, to boot. The guitarist in the picture is Rob Crow, the vision behind 5 or 6 other super-cool indie/lo-fi/noise-pop bands. And the result is beautiful indie-pop music.

They have 3 full-length albums out, a handfull of EPs, and they tour a bunch. Check them out at pinback.com.
the_mule
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Username: the_mule

Post Number: 348
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

More pics can be found at: http://pinbackfreak.spymac.net/PB_pics_index.html

(it looks like a SC with unusual neck laminates)

Wilfred
the_mule
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Username: the_mule

Post Number: 350
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post

Because I'm always interested in the ultra rare combination of good indie music and Alembic I've checked out the music via Amazon.com and I absolutely loved it! I just ordered 'This is a Pinback CD', 'Blue Screen Life' and 'Summer in Abaddon' albums, along with the 'Offcell' EP. I love this club!

Wilfred
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 421
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post

Wilfred,

The picture above is a regular SC Deluxe (3 maple + 2 purpleheart) but in the more recent pictures on that site he's holding a Brown Bass (2 mahogany + 2 maple + 1 walnut).
jseitang
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Username: jseitang

Post Number: 51
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post

you know its great to see that indie rockers are using alembic. question is, will it be the last??
ganque
Junior
Username: ganque

Post Number: 11
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 11:37 pm:   Edit Post

well its been more than a year since i started this thread and i just noticed yinz(sorry i'm tired and in pittsburgh) caught on. after i started this i got some of their music, which quickly became everything i could get ahold of. they are definatly one of my favorites out there right now. and i'm glad to see that people on this board appreciate their music.

in fact i just got a summer in abaddon poster today
ganque
Junior
Username: ganque

Post Number: 15
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 8:18 am:   Edit Post

I went to the Pinback show last night in Pontiac, MI and brought my 92 SC standard along for ABSIV to play (like a mini alembic meet) I'll post some pics on here in few minutes in case anyone is interested. The Brown bass that adriaan mentioned before seems to have been on loan to him, his current main bass (in a case that says Alembic #1 [old]) is a 93 Stanley Deluxe and his backup bass is a 04 Stanley Deluxe with amber side LED's I've only seen him play the 04 when we were messing around on stage before the show.
ganque
Junior
Username: ganque

Post Number: 16
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post

Most of the pictures are up on my Flickr page at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommaekl/

except these two:

Zach figuring out the year on his main bass (it was a bit tarnished)
Looking for his SN

Zach playing my bass
Playing my bass
pinbacking
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Username: pinbacking

Post Number: 60
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 2:40 am:   Edit Post

My favorite band from the beggining, hence the screen name. Zach is my bass idol :-)
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 653
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post

Never heard of these guys until now....listened to their stuff on iTunes and it's nice.

If you had to recommend an album, which one would you suggest?
pinbacking
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Username: pinbacking

Post Number: 61
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post

My favorite Album is "Blue Screen Life". I still listen to something from it almost everyday! But you can try their newer stuff as well, as its a bit harder than their older stuff (if you like that more). I think some of the best songs are on their EP's too. Try "Offcell", theres some really awesome bass work from Zach in that one. But they are all good :-)
8teven
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Username: 8teven

Post Number: 6
Registered: 1-2010
Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 5:20 pm:   Edit Post

*reason alembic caught my eye*

love pinback!

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