Philly band Pinkwash just released their new 7”, Cancer Money, following their debut EP Your Cure Your Soil. Actually, despite being based there, “Philly” can be a little misleading. Both Joey Doubek and Ashley Arnwine have serious roots in the DC music scene: they played together in the much-beloved Ingrid before Joey went on to play in Hume and Ashley went on to play in Des Ark among others. The 7” is also being put out on Sister Polygon Records, the label run by DC punks Priests.
So, for those familiar with their history, they will affectionately refer to the guitar-and-drum duo’s bitter singe as “Ingrid 2.0,” though the mood and pacing seems to wear its eyelids a little lower. The A-side and title track comes off as one prolonged burst, screaming for catharsis but having to push past the point of a hoarse throat. The B-side, “Skin,” opens with a enigmatic collage of mutated organ noise before dropping into burnt-out heaviness that recalls a sludgier, stoned-not-spastic Ruins. You can stream the 7” below via their Bandcamp.
Cancer Money is out now on Sister Polygon Records. Pinkwash also have a full-length forthcoming on Don Giovanni Records.