Needles//Pins

Vancouver power-trash trio Needles//Pins began in 2009 as an excuse for three friends to hang out. Two LPs and a handful of 7 inch singles later the band has come a long way but are still, at their core, a few friends having fun. 2017 sees the band set to release their 3rd LP Good Night, Tomorrow on Mint Records. The record is a progression both musically and lyrically from their older material while still maintaining the hook-centric philosophy of their previous releases. The band has become legendary in Vancouver for wild shows and gruff but catchy punk rock melodies. They draw from classic punk roots like the wiry pop of The Buzzcocks and the gravely anthems of Stiff Little Fingers, but have a unique West Coast approach that would align them with the catchiest of the Lookout! or Dirtnap Records catalog. Though none of their songs overstay their welcome, you’ll find yourself humming one of their hooks days after seeing them play or hearing the record.

Recorded with Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung) in Vancouver at Rain City Recorders, the record shows an organic growth from the power pop of their previous two albums. Guitarist and singer Adam Solomonian’s voice is gruffer from playing hundreds of shows, and you can see a richer appreciation of the group’s influences such as Jawbreaker and the Replacements at play in the song writing. Tony Dubroy’s solid bass lines and Macey Budgell’s heavy drumming combine to form a powerful rhythm section that perfectly complement Solomonian’s simplistic-but-pointed guitar playing.  

Upcoming Shows

Thursday August 10, 2017
UFO Factory - Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Friday August 11, 2017
Bremen Cafe - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Saturday August 12, 2017
Grumpy's - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Sunday August 13, 2017
Quencher's Saloon - Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Monday August 14, 2017
Junker's Tavern - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Tuesday August 15, 2017
Now That's Class - Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Wednesday August 16, 2017
Ruggers Pub - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Wednesday August 16, 2017
TBA - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Thursday August 17, 2017
Joe Squared - Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Friday August 18, 2017
Milkboy - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Saturday August 19, 2017
Divera Drive - Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Monday August 21, 2017
Silent Barn - Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Tuesday August 22, 2017
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Thursday August 24, 2017
Turbohaus - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Friday August 25, 2017
House of Targ - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Saturday August 26, 2017
Smiling Buddha - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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