RSD14: PINS – ‘Shoot You/Eleventh Hour’

500 run limited heart shaped vinyl for RSD 2014

Re-recorded, re-mastered and carved in to heart-shaped vinyl, Bella Union’s PINS release two of their hardest hitting tracks for a super limited run in celebration of Record Store Day.

Fiery Manchester four-piece PINS released their debut album ‘Girls Like Us’ to rousing reception last year, and have since toured the UK and the US playing with acts like Warpaint and Money, and taking in festivals such as SXSW. The track ‘Shoot You’ made up one half of their first Double A single, which was released on gold cassette tape (via their own Haus of Pins label no less,) and barely touched the record shelves selling out within 24 hours. Here’s your chance to own a limited edition of it again, this time on vinyl, likely to sell out just as rapid as those gold tapes.

Akin to cult 60s novel/70s film The Warriors, PINS are true fighters; a taut rebel unit living out their own manifesto and defending their turf as purveyors of brooding guitar pop. These tracks were recorded and mixed to eight track tape at Eve Studios, Manchester.

Watch: Marissa Nadler – Drive

About to embark on a European tour which arrives in the UK next week, MARISSA NADLER has just unveiled a typically beautiful video for new single ‘Drive’, the opening track from her critically-acclaimed album July.

The video for ‘Drive’ was directed by kindred spirit Naomi Yang of Galaxie 500 and Damon and Naomi fame. Of the video Marissa says: “It was such a pleasure to work with Naomi Yang. I’ve long-admired her work in music, first discovering her through Galaxie 500 and then through Damon and Naomi. More recently, I became an admirer of her music videos and fell in love with them. She really got to the heart of what this song is about. The surreal, dreamlike shots of me twirling through the roads and landscapes, contrasted with the stills from everyday life, encapsulate the essence of ‘Drive’ completely. I think the song is one of contrasts, and the video magnifies both the good and bad, the still and the moving, and the blurred line between dream and reality.”