Pink Mexico is a three-piece band full of grungy-looking dudes who care a lot about their music. The band is fronted by Robert Preston who has played with well-known Brooklyn-based acts such as Shilpa Ray and WALTZ.
He released his first record with Pink Mexico in December of 2013 entitled pnik mxeico while in Los Angeles. In 2014, he moved back to his home base in Brooklyn and dove headfirst into the creation of his next album.
After playing many shows throughout Brooklyn and traveling to SXSW this year to play multiple shows, Pink Mexico signed with Burger Records and has grown as a band.
Doesn’t look like they’re stopping any time soon either. They released their sophomore album, Fool, in June of this year proving their place in the resurrection of garage punk influenced by modern day psych and surf rock.
“Buzz Kill” starts off with a sound similar to one you would hear if you failed a video game – which is the epitome of a buzz kill. It leads right in to heavy drumbeats paired with light vocals to make for a disorienting sound causing transfixed head nodding to occur.
They bring out the ultimate head banger with “Dumbfuck,” which continues with that heavy drum/almost crying vocal sound that captures the emotion of the song so well.
When “Darkness Is My Sherbert” comes into the mix, it’s a surprise to the ear because you feel like you’re listening to a totally different band as Pink Mexico brings out more of a soft surf rock vibe with this song. My favorite song to listen to on this album is “No More Movies.” Think “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” slowed down in tempo infused with psych-y vibes and you’ve got the dreamy semi-love song that is “No More Movies.”
You can listen to the entire album below and then catch them live tonight at Baby’s All Right.
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Article: Merissa Blitz