PINNED IN PLACE: Rubbernecking at the Gates of Hell: CS

Sep 17, 2018

It is incredibly tough, at least for this reviewer, to write about new releases without reference points to other bands. That being said, I try my best to make it really count when name-dropping. Pinned In Place has delivered an absolute knockout album of indie punk ear worms. Looping guitar leads and fills leading pop hooks leave my stomach in excited knots, not unlike the first time hearing Wreck Of The Zephyr (which I’ve referenced as the Rush of punk rock). Punk players doing guitar algebra around indie hooks. Would be a dream gig to have Pinned In Place open a show with Screaming Females. –Matt Seward (Reflective Tapes,