Philadelphia prog-punk duo PINKWASH will release their full-length debut record, COLLECTIVE SIGH, on May 13th via Don Giovanni Records. The band recently premiered “Metastatic”, which you can check out below.
Comprised of long time friends Joey Doubek and Ashley Arnwine, who have previously played in Mass Movement of the Moth, Ingrid, Waxahatchee (Ashley is a current member), Des Ark, etc., the band has delivered a dark, durgy and deceivingly sensitive collection. While previous releases represent anger and frustration, COLLECTIVE SIGH provides a process of coping for vocalist Doubek, whose powerful delivery—from a high-pitched scream, as if he’s on the verge of cutting out, to a strong-trained melody—is one of a kind, undeniably unique. The duo will be hitting the road at the end of the month.
Residing in Philly, PINKWASH came of age in DC and the political nature of their message is tangible. The name PINKWASH refers specifically to a type of marketing that capitalizes on the suffering of those with breast cancer. After Joey’s experience of being the primary caregiver to his mother who died of breast cancer, and Ashley being his friend through that time, the name seemed appropriate. It aims to draw attention to the wrongs of a system that capitalizes on and trivializes people’s pain and suffering. In that way, the name is both political and personal, just as Joey’s lyrics are on PINKWASH’s new LP.
PINKWASH Tour Dates:
4/22: Athens, OH @ Lobsterfest 2016
5/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Lava Space (w/ SWARM, King Azaz, Andromeda Sky)
5/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn (w/ WALL, La Neve)
5/15: Providence, RI @ Lang’s Bowlarama (w/ Secret Circle, Socialite, False Punk)
5/16: Boston, MA @ Zuzu
5/17: Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel
5/18: Ithaca, NY @ The Loft at The Chanticleer (w/ Izzy True)
5/19: Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar (w/ Palehound)
5/20: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (w/ Palehound)
5/22: St. Louis, MO @ Foam (w/ The Funs, Posture)
5/23: Cincinnati, OH @ Comet
5/28: Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
6/1: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (w/ Atta Girl, Memory Loss, Veery)
6/3 Washington, DC @ Black Cat (w/ Flasher)