Pinback “Sherman”

Matt Hoyt
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October 31, 2012


Greetings programming friends, it’s Andy Gesner and the HIP crew with some very exciting news for you! One of our all time favorite clients is at it again—from the new album Information Retrieved, Pinback presents a full throttled account of space invasion and exploration in the upcoming video “Sherman.” In the past they brought you some of the most invigorating and inspirational songs such as “Penelope” and “Fortress,” and their newest innovations echo their timeless sense of outstanding musical creation. Both Rob Crow and Armistead Burwell Smith IV have earned special places in our musical hearts!

NPR Music says, “Pinback’s leader, Rob Crow, has carved out a distinct identity as a storyteller with a unique sound,” and it isn’t hard to recognize his ability of crafting artful stories through their captivating music. Over the years, Pinback has maintained a unique sound that has been influencing thousands of new artists. Quickly establishing themselves with Blue Screen Life andSummer In Abaddon, Pinback found the most creative way to express lasting music that has proved itself timeless. The band’s moniker is a reference to the cult classic 1974 film Dark Star, directed by John Carpenter. Audio samples from this film have even been featured throughout the band’s early works.

Pinback’s fourth full-length album Autumn of the Seraphs was released in early September of 2007, hailed by Pitchfork as “uniformly gorgeous.” But since then, it has been a long five years for diehard Pinback fans waiting for new material. Fortunately, as we’ve come to expect from this elaborate duo, the new release titled Information Received is well worth the wait, and may even be their strongest effort yet! It marks their first release for Temporary Residence Ltd. who also brought you the Explosions In The Sky “Last Known Surroundings” video in 2011.

The new video for “Sherman” was largely inspired by the low-budget films of the Cold War era without any CGI special effects—all visual effects are in-camera! Directed by Matt Hoyt of Wormwood Films, “Sherman” pays homage to the monumental elements of science fiction fantasy. The clip is innovative, fresh, and the highly adored duo is even seen sporting astronaut costumes. However, these issues aren’t taken lightly in the mind of Pinback—these ideas on space exploration also suggest the importance of human existence and the power of knowledge. “Sherman” is an ode to those of us who have ever felt like knowledge was being withheld from us by higher authoritative beings, and Pinback could not have presented this clip in a timelier manner.

We’re psyched to be working with Pinback and Temporary Residence Ltd once again, and we’re here to hook you up with anything you may need to get this video into your programming. The band will tour the east coast this fall before beginning a rare European tour with Smith’s other beloved group Three Mile Pilot. For more information, please contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo staff at (732)-613-1779 or email us at You can also visit or for more info on Pinback.

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For info on the Pinback’s video “Fortress” click HERE

Or for info on the Pinback’s video “From Nothing To Nowhere ” click HERE