Shoegaze: Pinkshinyultrablast Share 15 Minute Epic ‘Songs’


Pinkshinyultrablast’s new single ‘Songs’ is out now via Club AC30.

Russia’s premier and most prominent shoegaze outfit Pinkshinyultrablast have shared a new song called ‘Songs’. Clocking in at 15 minutes, it goes without saying the track is an epic.

The band says, “this one is kind of an oddball. I think when we recorded ‘Songs’ we weren’t really sure what to do with this 15-minute-long beast, or if we will ever get a chance to release it. For some reason, this B-side feels especially dear to all of us. Possibly because it encapsulates a certain time of us existing together as a band, a very specific moment. We’ve been living in different cities for over four years now, and I think what I miss the most about us all being in the same place is the ability to regularly spend time together in the same room, practice, and run ideas by one another — just communicate and figure stuff out, side by side.

I went to a Terry Riley show last December and he was playing with his grandson Gyan. They were sitting on the opposite sides of a really wide stage, pretty far apart from one another, separated by this giant concert grand – playing, pausing, improvising – and just kind of secretly smiling at each other from across the hall. When I think of the time we worked on this song, I think of those kinds of smiles, you know. It feels like hearing back a long conversation you’ve had with a dear friend a while back. Maybe you don’t agree with everything you’ve said back then, but then it doesn’t even really matter, because you know you were just able to truly relate.”

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