Ace Fu / Southern
A collaboration between Rob Crow (Thingy) and Armistead Burwell Smith IV (3 Mile Pilot). It’s rare that a collaboration between two artist manages to create something algebraically perfect: Pinback sounds no less like Rob Crow and no less like ABS4. The multi-tasking melodic twists of Thingy drape elegantly over the sinuously strong melodic twists of 3 Mile Pilot — if you like either band, you’ll like this, and if you like both, this may very well be your new favorite record.
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