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Last Tuesday, Pinback dropped their first album in five years, titled Information Retrieved, via Temporary Residence Ltd.

Stream opening track "Proceed to Memory":

The music video for "Sherman," directed by Matt Hoyt, reinvents a 1962 cult Soviet film called Planeta Bur by interweaving reconstructed scenes from the low budget sci-fi flick with nods to two knock-off films.

Last month, singer/bassist Zach Smith's second bass was stolen from backstage during a San Diego Music Thing concert at the Sunset Temple (originally reported by San Diego CityBeat).

Drummer Chris Prescott chased down the thief, who had slipped past security through an alleyway entrance, and, bass reclaimed, Pinback continued with their set.

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Jay Allen Sanford Oct. 19, 2012 @ 7:44 p.m.

The Reader was first to report last month's stolen bass incident, within 10 minutes after the incident occurred, not CityBeat. No reason to hide our light under a bushel, as it were, especially now that the internet has made such instant news coverage a highlight and mainstay of this website's local music coverage!

Tho I suppose it could be said that Facebook and Twitter actually broke the news, since Smith posted about the axe getting hijacked just before going back onstage.


Chad Deal Oct. 19, 2012 @ 8:29 p.m.

Right on, that must have slipped past me. Have you got a link?


Jay Allen Sanford Oct. 19, 2012 @ 8:58 p.m.

We put it up on the Breaking Music News feed the night it happened, and pulled it down after a week or so had passed and the news was stale. I think CityBeat had it on a blog a coupla days later, and then did the story in their next print edition.

It's a matter of some amusement 'round here, and no small amount of pride, how many CityBeat AND UT stories nowadays seem to be sourced from Breaking News first reported on the Reader site.

At this point, the majority of the Reader's best content, including/especially the site blogs like Jam Session and News Ticker, can only be found online. I'd hate to see the print edition, with 40 years of history, fade away - but it's clear that the actual factual NEWS component of this newspaper mostly happens on the website now.


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