Posted in music on October 10, 2011

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Pinback

Filmmaker John David Schardt writes:

It's been a long time coming. Pinback deserves a documentary about them.

They've been carving their way through the indie rock scene over the last decade. This ultimately private, unconventional, yet fan friendly band has definitely made their mark on the music industry and more importantly their fans.

I have been granted access to join [Pinback] and step behind the scenes where no one else has quite gone before. This was an idea that had always been floating about but never really picked up any steam. I asked Rob Crow, who's a good friend of mine, about why there hasn't been one... the band is humble and, well... private... they're not a typical touring band... they're not really a typical band at all... but I think that's what's so appealing about them. So, as it goes, I am independently embarking on this journey, albeit with Pinback's blessing. I am doing it as a labor of love for the band and the acknowledgement that so many out there would love to see more about this amazing group.

Soon they're heading to Europe and while I have most of the costs covered thus far, I need a bit more help to make sure this part of journey goes off as planned.

I have already joined them on other legs of their most recent past tours. Slowly, I am adding up footage. I am also in the process of shooting as many interviews with the eclectic group of people who were past touring band members who are now strewn across the country.

Please, help support this amazing this amazing project. ^_^

Currently $95 into its $1100 goal, you can contribute to the cause at Kickstarter.

Speaking of Pinback, Rob Crow has a new album entitled He Thinks He's People out next Tuesday (10/18) via Temporary Residence Limited. Stream it in full below.

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Comments (47)

Archer reference?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 5:03 PM

pinback needs a doc about them? really?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 5:12 PM

Yeah I really don't think they need a doc about them, that's a little presumptuous. Pinback has aged poorly in every way.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 5:13 PM

yeah, and I need a documentary about my love for burritos.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 5:16 PM

I should just get up on kickstarter and see if I can raise enough money to fund my vacation to Australia.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 5:18 PM

Pinback needs money for documentary and Haiti still needs money. Who should I donate to? Tough decision.

Posted by Really? | October 10, 2011 5:24 PM

worst kickstarter incentives i've ever seen. like/agree with it or not, the best way of using kickstarter to raise funds is to solicit fans by providing them with cool things that they might pay a premium for. as a moderate fan of pinback, i actually might have donated something if the guy put a little creativity into his incentives. check around the other music ones (the recent kevin seconds one comes to mind) - this guy totally and unforgivably dropped the ball on his own project.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 5:38 PM

who???? & HA

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 5:59 PM

get it from the record co.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 6:02 PM

Love Pinback (and Three Mile Pilot), but I really do not need to see a documentary on them.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 6:37 PM

If you want to see an intensely moving and emotional documentary you should see "The Fllight of the Chickpea". It's a wonderful documentary about the hummus production in remote Peruvian farms.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 6:38 PM

If Pinback wants my money, why not put out a new album or do a decent tour that comes with 1000 miles of where I live (Canada)?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 9:18 PM

Get a fucking day job and stop along for money.just cause youre creative doesn't mean you can't perform manual labor

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 10:03 PM

I understand that this is a case of "don't like it don't donate," but seriously kickstarter has just become a way for every entitled asshole to feel even more entitled. Other people should not be paying for your own passion projects. If you really want to do something save your money.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 10:22 PM

Pretty pathetic. And, pinback thought this is a good idea?! So unbelievably stupid....

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 11:00 PM

lmao @ these nerds

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 11:09 PM

I like Pinback but I can think of about 1000 other bands that deserve a documentary before them.

The Kickstarter is the worst though. Terrible incentives, there is no way this will be funded. Get a job, dorks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 11:34 PM

Dude, all they are looking for is 1100 bucks. In the world of kickstarter and all their bloated projects, this is pretty modest. So fuck you all. And die.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 11:39 PM

hummus needs a documentary

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 1:07 AM

Frohawk needs a doc. Can BV anon raise $1,100?

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 4:08 AM

Pinback documentary...ehh, not really interested. Pinback porno...VERY INTERESTED.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 9:22 AM

what a waste of white balancing

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 9:44 AM

Go fuck yourself

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 9:56 AM

This is Rob of Pinback.
We said "probably" to a doc, as long as it didn't effect us in any way.
We didn't OK a Kickstarter and know we look like assholes.

Posted by Rob crow | October 11, 2011 9:59 AM

Dig into your fucking trust funds

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 10:35 AM

SP in Dr.s need a documentary. Let's have a kickstarter.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 10:45 AM

I would rather see a Three Mile Pilot documentary.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 11:17 AM

hahaha, sad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 11:19 AM

Rob and Pinback have made some great music over the years. I'm sure a doc would be cool for reflection.

Try to keep in mind that the filmaker is asking for money and not the band.

Please make more pinback records. Thx

Posted by Burg | October 11, 2011 11:26 AM

I've got $2 on a Frohawk doc

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 12:39 PM

gay

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 12:41 PM

good job guys lol. its actually cancelled now!

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 3:13 PM

I got $2.00 for a side order.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 4:10 PM

I WANT A BOBBY BURG DOCUMENTARY

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 10:13 PM

DON'T LOOK FRAWK - The story of Frohawk

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 10:55 PM

What the hell is this, a football board? Rob Crow has given us nothing but wonderful music for nearly 20 years now, and the best the lot of you weak sauce having lame asses can do is talk crap about the guy on a message board. What great music have you given the world? Oh that's right not jack shit! You should be thankful that the he even exists. All a project like this would of taken is a fiver from each of us. If all you whiners want to toss in your two cents with all your nasty comments they why don't you toss in two cents per word with it, hell this documentary would already be half way there.

Posted by Sue and Paul | October 12, 2011 9:38 AM

To the man making this documentary, if it is still on I will donate to it, and I don't even have a job right now. Everything I own is in a storage unit 3,000 miles away, and my sister just had to buy and have a new water heater installed in her house. We couldn't afford the permit, but it still cost us close to $900. Things are tight this month, but we can still toss a ten spot your way. You shouldn't stop your documentary simply because of some nasty comments on a message board. It's a modest project and can still be done if you really want to do it.

Posted by Sue and Paul | October 12, 2011 10:01 AM

And Rob. Thanks again for another wonderful album. I steamed it over and over last night. Very lush, the forth track is my personal favorite.

Posted by Sue and Paul | October 12, 2011 10:09 AM

Things are really getting hot and heavy around here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2011 12:55 PM

After streaming this CD a few more times, I have to say that it is now the 9th track 'Locking Seth Putnam in a Hot Topic' that is the most dynamic and striking track on the album. It is the track I would use as a single to promote the CD. IT has rapidly become my new favorite of the new songs. Thanks again Rob, the CD is wonderful.

Posted by Sue and Paul | October 15, 2011 4:50 AM

^ this dude is into fat rock

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2011 11:38 AM

Got the CD today, and now that I've listened to most of it while reading the lyrics I have become taken with tracks 8, 10, and 11. As a collective whole this CD is as by far the most cohesive of the Rob Crow solo albums. Each piece feeds into the next and each song is part of the one before. I don't want to misuse the term concept album, but this could be described as that. Not an unnescessary note to be found anywhere. As air tight as it is reserved. Gives you just enough and leaves you wanting more. Structurely I found myself thinking about The old Guided by Voices CD's Bee Thousand and Propeller. The tenth track Purpose has a melody that brings those CD's to mind, but also structurely. Except that I would say that this CD plays like the CD Guided by Voices wanted to make, but wheren't quit able to. This cd is just so incredibly realized and finalized. Damn near perfect.

Posted by Sue and Paul | October 18, 2011 9:53 PM

^ correction, this dude is way into fat rock

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 10:21 PM

This comment thread is a prime example of why hipsters are the worst thing to infect our culture since Cabbage Patch Kids. Fuck all of your pisswater griping about some guy who wants to raise as much money as you balloon knots spend in a week on PBR and stepped-on blow.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2011 6:32 AM

I would love to see a Pinback documentary. Picked up Information Received Pt.B yesterday. It is fantastic! Can't wait for the next album release. Please make it around to the southeast next tour.
~much love

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2011 11:39 AM

Thumbs up on a Pinback documentary. The Information Retrieved records are fantastic, and I can't wait for new stuff. Good luck with getting the doc together! I hope the Europe leg of your filming went well.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 3:54 PM

VERY NICE THANKS

^ correction, this dude is way into fat rock

Posted by Dora | November 3, 2012 1:47 AM

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