DOWNLOAD: Pinsky - Half Full
Well, I'm not sure if they're named after the poet, but Pinsky certainly has a knack for eloquence. The Portland, ME foursome is entering an emo scene fraught with noodle-happy circle jerking and has managed to escape with its own sound in tact. They aren't themes we haven't heard before—on the contrary, the band sticks pretty faithfully to influences like Braid and Hot Rod Circuit—but the delivery is refreshingly straightforward. "It's about how you laugh it off" is a sentiment that still rings true long after my emo days have come and gone, and it's a nice reminder that concise doesn't have to mean simple. "Half Full" is from Pinsky's upcoming LP Losing Touch, available for preorder here and released July 5 on Sinking Ship.