PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies


3.5
great


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Happy, but not ecstatic.

There isn't too much to know about PINKSHINYULTRABLAST; the band is named after an album released by shoegaze "supergroup" Astrobite, and released their début effort in 2009. They are Russian and they offer everything one would expect from gaze. This release is the same old song that has been sung dozens of times; boy/girl meets shoe-gaze, shoe-gaze carries them away on some clouds, they are sufficiently hazed out. That's not an attempt to pull any punches at Happy Songs, it's the way the genre should (largely) operate. This it succeeds at. The opening track Blaster showcases a summery barrier of guitar commotion that sits between the prominently mixed drum work, and some very creamy female vocals. This is the highlight track of the endeavour, its upbeat tempo and cheerful abrasion is much preferable to the other tracks, well, upbeat tempos and cheerful abrasion. The other songs flit by agreeably, but lack the above and beyond “oomph” of the opener. The vocalist is undeniable, yet the tracks don't quite manage to reach the threshold of fantastical, with the first blasts of Ode To Godzilla and Deerland sounding strikingly similar. The former being the longest track, utilizing the most of guitar noise and diversity with a solo, some other tassels and flair just before the EP's curtain drops. Unfortunately, it is still nothing to rant and rave about, even if it does show the band's potential.

More shoeglance than shoegaze, this EP clocks in at a mere 14 minutes. It's a pretty easy thing to say that you can take that time out of your day and check this album out. It may sit a few steps away from being essential, residing in a genre over-ridden with quality albums, but it is a worthwhile journey nonetheless. Oh, and by that I mean the opener is essential, and the other ten minutes are alright too.



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spookynewghostfriend
February 11th 2014


4453 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

DIS REVIEW DEDICATED TO SPUTNIK USER RHYME {+=

Full stream here http://pinkshinyultrablast.bandcamp.com/

Gotta say i feel weird writing this review when sput is overwhelmingly agreeing that it's at least a 4, but i mean that's music reviewing haha.

Criticism much appreciated, i always go back and edit stuff after i publish.


Have a spooky day friends =}

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spookynewghostfriend
February 11th 2014


4453 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

These guys have been recording a full length for a while now, thinking it will drop this year so i might review that too if im in the mood. although i just discovered the best genre ever PSYCORE holy fuck i mean some reviews need to be done on that too.

Azn.
February 11th 2014


5612 Comments


"More shoeglance than shoegaze"

automatic pos

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 11th 2014


8010 Comments


Happy Songs For Happy Ghosts

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sniper
February 11th 2014


19075 Comments


lol shoeglance

omnipanzer
February 11th 2014


21615 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is definitely the best review of this album on this site.

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spookynewghostfriend
February 11th 2014


4453 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thx omg ur 2 kind [=

Rhyme
February 11th 2014


1067 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"DIS REVIEW DEDICATED TO SPUTNIK USER RHYME {+="

yay thx spooky ur the best =]

only thing tho:

"This is succeeds at."

i don't think this is a full sentence as you may have forgotten a few words. otherwise, it's a great review pos'd

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ShadowRemains
February 11th 2014


21014 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome ep

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eternium
February 11th 2014


16338 Comments


It's really good for what it is. Wish they would do more.

spookynewghostfriend
February 11th 2014


4453 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

apparently they finished recording for an album last year and are doing some stuff to get it out this year

Rhyme
February 11th 2014


1067 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sweet

by the way i found a free download of this on some other bandcamp for anyone interested in dl'ing

http://oddboxrecords.bandcamp.com/album/happy-songs-for-happy-zombies

Keyblade
February 27th 2014


14985 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Didn't realize this had a review holy shit. Awesome EP

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Rhyme
June 17th 2014


1067 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dunno if you guys heard but these guys released a new song a couple of weeks ago

https://soundcloud.com/pinkshinyultrablast/umi

Keyblade
June 17th 2014


14985 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Damn, awesome

ShadowRemains
June 17th 2014


21014 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuck yeah this band rules

Killerhit
June 17th 2014


5254 Comments


good shit



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