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PINS – Photo: Debbie Ellis

The post-punk girl gang PINS masters the balance between glam and galvanizing angst on their vibrant new single “Ghosting”, off their upcoming third full-length LP Hot Slick.​ The joyfully synythy track features bold, robust guitars, and cheeky melodies that blend a swath of new wave, dream pop, alt rock, and post-punk. Vocalist Faith Vern struts through the track with blissfully fearless vocals reminiscent of Siouxsie and the Banshees, but with a mechanized, electric twist. The track features Nathan Saoudi from Fat White Family on additional keys, joining the trio of singer/guitarist Faith Vern, guitarist Lois MacDonald and bassist Kyoko Swan. “Ghosting” is a synthesis of the ever-evolving post-punk soundscape and is utterly danceable.

The 10 new original tracks that make up the LP found a rotating cast of collaborators following the departure of their original rhythm section. Rich Woodcraft oversaw the entire project as producer and engineer, while Jamie Hince and Dean Horner contributed additional production and Nathan Saoudi of Fat White Family lent his talents on the keys.

PINS is a female trio exploding with neon buoyancy. They have earned the trust, endorsement, and creative blessings of rock royalty such as Iggy Pop, with whom they collaborated on 2017’s ​The Bad Thing​ EP. 2015’s ​Wild Nights​ earned widespread critical acclaim including an Album of the Week​ n​ od from ​Stereogum​ and profiles in ​Harper’s Bazaar​, Interview Magazine,​ ​The Guardian​, ​DAZED,​ and ​i-D. I​ n recent years, PINS toured on both sides of the pond alongside everyone from Sleater-Kinney and Warpaint to Best Coast and The Subways. The band recently wrapped a UK tour and will announce more tour dates soon.

Hot Slick​ is out May 29 via their own label, Haus of Pins. It will be available digitally, on CD and standard black vinyl as well as limited edition orange vinyl available exclusively via the band’s webstore and indie retailers. Pre-order the album via Bandcamp and be sure to keep up with PINS on their Instagram and Twitter.

Words: Jenna Dorn