Pink Frost - Sundowning (BLVD/Notes and Bolts)
“Pink Frost’s songs are all about context and the delicate balance between quiet and loud, melodic and noisy. Sundowning, while stunningly erratic at times, succeeds because of its methodical duality.”
Read the full review at: http://fabricohmusic.com/reviews/pink_frost_sundowning/
Pink Frost is featured in the current issue of MAGNET Magazine! Check out the article here or better yet, pick up a copy at finer bookshops everywhere.
New - Pink Frost - Ruins
Just came to the realization that we haven’t covered the latest from (Chicago) locals Pink Frost yet. We just caught this release show last weekend, so I suppose we should make sure any of you that haven’t caught up to these guys yet should be keyed in.
Pink Frost went by Apteka for many years and worked their way up through the local shoegaze hierarchy until it was hard to encounter a good shoegaze bill in the city that they weren’t a part of. They’ve since changed their name to Pink Frost and released what is by far their darkest record to date. But only in as much that there’s more snarl to their sound as ever, it’s still up-paced with a fury of big guitars backed by a hammering rhythm section.
Sorry to be so late on this one, but this is one of those Chicago bands you should be leaping off with. - MO
Pink Frost - Sundowning Out Now
With their first album out now under their new moniker, Pink Frost seem to have a bit of an identity crisis. Utilizing sparkling tones on one track, gauzy shoegaze on the next, then fiery guitar-hero antics for another song, these Chicago guys keep it interesting throughout the nine pieces on Sundowning. At least when they choose to do a lot, they make sure they do it well.
So, I’m not sure how this band will be heard by people under 25 or thereabouts. So much of what they’re doing is evocative of an alternate present; one where Smashing Pumpkins went deeper afield with their heavy psych inclinations that they briefly touched on briefly between Gish and Siamese Dream (see: the song “Drown”). One where “Black Hole Sun” influenced a generation of introverted weirdos to write pop songs at full volume and drenched in feedback. Without a base of experience with early/mid-’90s radio rock, and particularly without the firsthand experience of witnessing the genuinely challenging bands and songs being replaced by cut-rate replicas and industry scarecrows, it’s hard for me to even fathom what someone ten years younger than I will hear when they hit play on Pink Frost’s “Gargoyle Days”
This is from 2011, but I’d have believed it had I been told it were from twenty years ago. I’d have wondered how the fuck I missed it, probably chalked it up to being blindly and dogmatically into spikey haired nihilists & anarchists around that time. Weird youth. Thankfully, though, this can be experienced as it’s happening - Pink Frost just put out a new record, called Sundowning, recently. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it, but I think my fall/winter this year might be heavily soundtracked by these Chicagoans who are probably younger than me.
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