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Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Ambivalence
Format: LP+CD
Label: Flying Nun
Country: New Zealand
Price: $16.00
"A reissue of New Zealand post-punk band, THE PIN GROUPs complete discography. "THE PIN GROUPs short career was the perfect escape act-they produced a small but peerless body of work in adverse circumstances and in almost complete obscurity, and then evaporated before anyone could get a hook into them. A doubly impressive trick, when you consider that they also made the first record for Flying Nun, a label that was to define underground rock music for an entire generation... A big part of their mysterious appeal-apart from their unparalleled understanding of the ultimate drone-rock magic trick of how to hold one chord just too long-was their masterly visual presentation. From that first blackest-ever single it was apparent that not only were they New Zealands ultimate VU-inspired band (a palm for which moreover the competition was unspeakably intense in those days)-but they even had their own Warhol, in the person of RONNIE VAN HOUT. For that first delirious year he was a one-man design tsunami for Flying Nun, but it was his covers and posters for The Pin Group that represented his most perfectly-realized total artwork. A big part of my wanting to see Flying Nun get off the ground again in a new century was to get the chance to re-marry the sonics of The Pin Group with Ronnies silver Factory visual vibe of Brillo boxes and black helicopters. And this is it: a legend that defies time. Now you too have the chance to experience The Pin Groups irresistible blend of the puritanical with the libidinal-wrapped in a point-perfect distillation of proto-hipster psychedelic reference-points from the dawn of post-modernity."-Bruce Russell, September 2011.Vinyl includes a bonus CD with a previously unreleased live material, plus download coupon with both recordings." -Flying Nun.
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Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Retrospective
Format: CD
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $13.00

Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Ambivalence
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"RSD 2017 release. New Zealands Pin Group emerged out of the early 80s Christchurch scene and, with just two stunning singles and one brilliant five-song EP, have become an archetype for nearly all indie bands ever since. Ambivalence was not only The Pin Groups hypnotic debut, but also the very first release on Flying Nun. While guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphries and drummer Peter Stapleton build off each others jittery riffs, Montgomerys uncanny baritone pierces the torrential clangor. Conjuring both Wires Chairs Missing and VUs White Light/White Heat, the band captures a truly unique sound -- evocative, yet austere. Wasting little time, The Pin Group released Coat in November 1981, merely two months after their first single. On the title track, Humphries distant vocals call out as tense rhythms gradually push listeners over the edge. B-side track Jim could easily have been recorded in Manchester circa 1979, but remains a master class in NZ post-punk atmospherics, menacing from start to finish. The Pin Group went back into the studio in January 1982 to record their third and final classic release. Featuring an expanded five-piece lineup with Mary Heney on guitar/vocals and Peter Fryer on viola, Go To Town is a work of taut perfection. Showcasing the bands dramatic chiaroscuro textures and arresting lyrics, Long Night and When I Tell You make staggeringly clear how much sonic ground The Pin Group covered in their unfortunately short tenure. These first-time standalone reissues, featuring Ronnie van Houts original sleeve designs, are pressed on limited edition color vinyl. Now is the time to discover again the monochrome magnetism of this unparalleled and legendary band." First-time reissue from legendary New Zealand band; Limited edition color vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Coat
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"RSD 2017 release. New Zealands Pin Group emerged out of the early 80s Christchurch scene and, with just two stunning singles and one brilliant five-song EP, have become an archetype for nearly all indie bands ever since. Ambivalence was not only The Pin Groups hypnotic debut, but also the very first release on Flying Nun. While guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphries and drummer Peter Stapleton build off each others jittery riffs, Montgomerys uncanny baritone pierces the torrential clangor. Conjuring both Wires Chairs Missing and VUs White Light/White Heat, the band captures a truly unique sound -- evocative, yet austere. Wasting little time, The Pin Group released Coat in November 1981, merely two months after their first single. On the title track, Humphries distant vocals call out as tense rhythms gradually push listeners over the edge. B-side track Jim could easily have been recorded in Manchester circa 1979, but remains a master class in NZ post-punk atmospherics, menacing from start to finish. The Pin Group went back into the studio in January 1982 to record their third and final classic release. Featuring an expanded five-piece lineup with Mary Heney on guitar/vocals and Peter Fryer on viola, Go To Town is a work of taut perfection. Showcasing the bands dramatic chiaroscuro textures and arresting lyrics, Long Night and When I Tell You make staggeringly clear how much sonic ground The Pin Group covered in their unfortunately short tenure. These first-time standalone reissues, featuring Ronnie van Houts original sleeve designs, are pressed on limited edition color vinyl. Now is the time to discover again the monochrome magnetism of this unparalleled and legendary band." First-time reissue from legendary New Zealand band; Limited edition color vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Go To Town
Format: 12"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"New Zealands Pin Group emerged out of the early 80s Christchurch scene and, with just two stunning singles and one brilliant five-song EP, have become an archetype for nearly all indie bands ever since. Ambivalence was not only The Pin Groups hypnotic debut, but also the very first release on Flying Nun. While guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphries and drummer Peter Stapleton build off each others jittery riffs, Montgomerys uncanny baritone pierces the torrential clangor. Conjuring both Wires Chairs Missing and VUs White Light/White Heat, the band captures a truly unique sound -- evocative, yet austere. Wasting little time, The Pin Group released Coat in November 1981, merely two months after their first single. On the title track, Humphries distant vocals call out as tense rhythms gradually push listeners over the edge. B-side track Jim could easily have been recorded in Manchester circa 1979, but remains a master class in NZ post-punk atmospherics, menacing from start to finish. The Pin Group went back into the studio in January 1982 to record their third and final classic release. Featuring an expanded five-piece lineup with Mary Heney on guitar/vocals and Peter Fryer on viola, Go To Town is a work of taut perfection. Showcasing the bands dramatic chiaroscuro textures and arresting lyrics, Long Night and When I Tell You make staggeringly clear how much sonic ground The Pin Group covered in their unfortunately short tenure. These first-time standalone reissues, featuring Ronnie van Houts original sleeve designs, are pressed on limited edition color vinyl. Now is the time to discover again the monochrome magnetism of this unparalleled and legendary band." Liner notes by Liz Harris. First-time reissue from legendary New Zealand band; Limited edition color vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

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