Staring into the afternoon of a Sunday through rose colored glasses is a simple enough explanation of Pinky Pinky’s new single “Mr. Sunday,” a song that has the wisdom of a new day and the distance of a Monday seen from an afternoon that’s yet to pass.
It’s an amalgamation of various small moments that hit “the sweet spot” at first, but sadly never last as long as you want it to. It’s the last sip of a good cup of strong, black coffee. It’s the beginning of a gripping book, and the end of a joint, a drag inhaled slowly and sweetly to taste every smokey fragment. It’s a beginning and an end; which comes first you’re not entirely sure. It’s a song about betrayal, an illusion most of us have felt, and things that were good but don’t last.
From the bright and bouncy bass that ushers us in, to a killer instrumental at the end, Pinky Pinky fill their tune with an upbeat melody matched by dreamy vocals, both do well to juxtapose lyrics that are honest and unguarded.
The single comes at the heels of the band’s debut LP, Turkey Dinner, out June 14. Produced by Hanni El Khatib and Jonny Bell, Turkey Dinner follows Pinky Pinky’s 2018 Hot Tears EP. Their first album can be best described as a youthful battle cry mixed with the reality of growing up. With Turkey Dinner, the album reflects an air of unpolished honesty, fresh and exciting in its unpredictability.
Pinky Pinky, who are Angelino natives, has worked together over the years to come to a sonic maturation, one that reflects in their writing.
While Pinky Pinky have found a renewed sense of self, their sound still vibrates with an unrestrained energy that is wholly infectious, and their unique sound has garnered the attention of highly regarded musicians including Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl.
Words by Patricia Sanchez
Pinky Pinky Tour Dates:
6/14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
7/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
7/12 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
7/13 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
8/5 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*
8/7 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
8/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
8/10 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic*
8/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret*
8/13 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza*
8/14 – Portland, OR @ Holocene*
8/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord*
8/17 – Felton, CA @ Felton Music Hall*
8/19 – Petaluma, CA @ Lagunitas Brewing Company*
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
8/29 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s*
8/30 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links*
9/1 – Kansas City, MO @ Knucklehead’s*
9/3 – St.Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill*
9/4 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzanbar*
9/5 – East Moline, IL @ Rust Belt+
9/6 – Chicago, IL @ Metro+
9/7 – Chicago, IL @ Metro+
9/8 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre+
9/10 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall+
9/11 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street+
9/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer+
9/13 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat+
- = w/ The Nude Party
- = w/ The Growlers