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Lost And Found: Pindles

Pindles have been through some interesting experiences in the past couple years, but they are learning to embrace the change and “get back to basics, just record and piece together songs, and emerge as a better band,” according to lead vocalist, Matt Meagher.

After parting ways with their original bassist, their lead guitarist, Chris Sipos, made a discovery at a party: “Chris was jamming at a party and [Justin] Blake went up and starting playing bass and Chris said that guy is going to be our bassist.” The band tried him out and he fit in with drummer, Graham Morley.

For the past two years, the band has been working on recording an EP in Toronto, but eventually reached an impasse in their recording process. Meagher maintained that despite the setback, the band is trying to keep their momentum.

 “In the meantime we have plans to record with a friend of ours, Russ Donohue, we’re just going to do a quick live-off-the-floor thing and in the future we can release that lost EP,” he said.
“Maybe we’ll call it the Lost EP, that sounds nice.”

Prior to those sessions, Pindles put out a single on Volume 6 of the Indoor Shoes Adopted Friends compilation in 2015, a fan favourite titled “Drips“. In 2016, the group released a four-track self titled EP.

Last year, Pindles released a music video for their latest single, “Blasphemy”.

“It was a really easy process,” said Meagher. “Jacob Bergsma came out and shot the video in one day and we had a little party after which was also part of the video.”

Since then, the focus has been on songwriting.

“That’s pretty much all we’ve been doing,” explained Meagher. “I’ve written so much new stuff and I feel like I’ve grown more as a songwriter and we’ve all gotten better at our instruments. It’s gotten a little bit heavier, a little more effects-driven, more trippy and psychedelic, a little less jammy and the songs are more structured.”

As the band’s main songwriter, Meagher has also noticed new emotional themes in their music.

“For the longest time, I only wrote sad songs – like saddest of sad songs,” he said. “Now I’m feeling that I’m at a point where I’m actually writing uplifting songs sometimes and even the sad ones will have moments that are uplifting.”

Pindles perform at the Warehouse on March 29 with Sedge (Toronto) and Silvertone Hills (Hamilton).

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