Philadelphia prog-punk duo PINKWASH have released their critically acclaimed full-length debut record, ‘COLLECTIVE SIGH’ via Don Giovanni Records. To celebrate the release, the band has revealed a trippy video for album cut GUMDROP, which you can check out via YouTube below.
Comprised of long time friends Joey Doubek and Ashley Arnwine, 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.
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 and aims to draw attention to a corrupt system. 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. The name is both political and personal, just as Joey’s lyrics are on PINKWASH’s new LP.
The duo are currently out on a nationwide tour, see full list of dates below.
5/18: Ithaca, NY @ The Loft at The Chanticleer (w/ Izzy True, No Good Doll, Teencat)
5/19: Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar (w/ Palehound, Ursula)
5/20: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (w/ Palehound, Ursula)
5/21: Michigan City, IN @ Carbonroom
5/22: St. Louis, MO @ Foam (w/ The Funs, Posture, Mirror Mirror)
5/23: Cincinnati, OH @ Comet (w/ Yeesh)
5/24: Nashville, TN @ Pussy Palace
5/25: Birmingham, AL @ Mudshack (w/ Me and my Knife, Zenosyne)
5/28: Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (w/ Femignome, Neat, The Cavemen, The Hotels)
5/29: Athens, GA @ The Globe
5/30: Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern (w/ Pinky Verde)
5/31: Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
6/1: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (w/ Atta Girl, Memory Loss, Veery)
6/2: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery (w/ Spray Paint, Natural Velvet, Sweepstakes)
6/3 Washington, DC @ Black Cat (w/ Flasher)