Vancouver power-trash trio Needles//Pins will be in Chicago performing at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647, on Sunday, August 13th, at 9:00pm. Needles//Pins are supporting their new album entitled, “Good Night, Tomorrow” (released June 30th, 2017, on Mint Records/Dirt Cult Records). Canadian Rifle, Two Houses, and, Bad Sons are also scheduled to perform. Tickets are available online through TicketWeb here.
Needles//Pins – “Miracle”
Needles//Pins began in 2009 as an excuse for three friends to hang out. Two LPs and a handful of 7 inch singles later, the band has come a long way but are still, at their core, a few friends having fun. With the recent release of their 3rd LP entitled, “Good Night, Tomorrow“, there is a progression, both musically and lyrically, from their older material while still maintaining the hook-centric philosophy of their previous releases. The band has become legendary in Vancouver for wild shows and gruff but catchy punk rock melodies. They draw from classic punk roots like the wiry pop of The Buzzcocks and the gravely anthems of Stiff Little Fingers, but have a unique West Coast approach. Though none of their songs overstay their welcome, you’ll find yourself humming one of their hooks days after seeing them play or hearing the record.
Needles//Pins – “Back to the Bright”
Recorded with Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung) in Vancouver at Rain City Recorders, the record shows an organic growth from the power pop of their previous two albums. Guitarist and singer Adam Solomonian’s voice is gruffer from playing hundreds of shows, and you can see a richer appreciation of the group’s influences such as Jawbreaker and the Replacements at play in the song writing. Tony Dubroy’s solid bass lines and Macey Budgell’s heavy drumming combine to form a powerful rhythm section that perfectly complement Solomonian’s simplistic-but-pointed guitar playing. (from Needles//Pins biography)
Needles//Pins – “All the Same”
Needles//Pins Photo Credit: Ryan Walter Wagner