If Carrie Clark and Pam Peltz look familiar, it’s because you recognize the badasses in the house. Clark played guitar and provided vocals for Sixteen Deluxe, Peltz for Ursa Major, back in the mid ’90s. The proof is in the shreds that The Living Pins delivers. It started as a side project that almost faded away, but in the fall of 2020 the duo got into a studio with producer Jeff Copas and created their debut EP Freaky Little Monster Children (2021), hailed as “a trip, and it’s a journey” by Trebelzine, and “…impossibly cool” by AV Club. Multiple levels of cool, actually, mixing ’60s psych and ’90s alt.-rock riffs in raw, crunchy fashion. Big sound, big fun.
The band released the new singles “Aeroplane” (featured on today’s AMM) and “Scorpion” just ahead of their forthcoming EP Let It Be So, out next week. Hear the new tunes when The Living Pins play tomorrow night, Saturday Nov. 4, at Chess Club on Red River. The line-up features garage rockers Parker Woodland and psych/punk pop quartet Space Tan. Doors at 7 p.m.
AMM Nov. 3 2023
The Living Pins play Saturday night at Chess Club, with Parker Woodland and Space Tan.