PINKSHIFT – ” Love Me Forever “

Posted: December 22, 2022 in MUSIC

Pinkshift, are a vehemently unapologetic punk band whose songs rail against prejudice and oppression while also examining in great depth the human condition. Foregoing more traditional careers in the hard sciences / medicine, Baltimore natives Ashrita Kumar (singer), Paul Vallejo (guitar), and Myron Houngbedji (drums), are inspiring fans in a different way.

The band smashes any preconceived notions of what a punk band should look or sound like. After self- releasing the viral hit “i’m gonna tell my therapist on you” and the “Saccharine” EP, Pinkshift partnered with Hopeless Records to release their debut album, “Love Me Forever”. Produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Code Orange, Tigers Jaw), the band put together an emotionally cathartic, raucous, and powerful debut that centers their unique perspective as POC individuals in a scene that historically did not represent them.

Ever since Pinkshift burst onto the scene with their “Saccharine” EP last year, you had the feeling that we were in for something incredible. Now, with their debut LP, “Love Me Forever,” the band are more polished and twice as creative as ever before. On this album, they combine the frantic screamo energy of the bands of Warped Tours past, with cutting lyrics, and the smooth vocal hooks that will make any pop punk fan swoon, and that’s before we get into some of these shredding guitar solos throughout. All in all, Pinkshift were able to craft an action packed debut LP that has firmly established them as one of the top prospects in the pop punk world. 

Released October 21st, 2022

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