Twisted Times
By Adam Grundey
Apr 06, 2014

With guitarist Miran Gurunian’s pedigree in seminal Beirut band Blend, Pindoll were always likely to grab attention. Add in Erin Mikaelian’s classy voice – capable of breath-y fragility and throat-scraping brutality – and you get a genuinely thrilling debut album, full of confidence and fluidity. That self-assurance means Pindoll are willing to underplay when necessary, giving an alluringly sparse simplicity to their sound – subtly complex beats and space-y guitar lines a perfect foundation for Mikaelian’s drama-heavy vocals selling stories of f***ed-up love affairs. But Pindoll are also capable of rocking out with abandon. It’s an exhilarating mix.

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