Saturday, April 29, at The Granada.

Pinback  

Saturday, April 29, at The Granada.

Pinback Pinback's most recent album, Summer in Abaddon, is more than a year-and-a-half old, but it speaks volumes about the state of indie rock — and how a bit of subtlety and ingenuity can still raise eyebrows. Whereas its counterparts pile distortion onto heaps of four-chord guitar, Pinback — Armistead Burwell Smith IV, Rob Crow and a squad of rotating musicians — utilizes complex song structures and clandestine melodies to create a three-dimensional sound that's as impressive in the shadows as it is in the light. But though the arrangements are lush and thick, this isn't atmospheric music — it's rock that never lost its individuality.

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