Baltimore-based punk rock band, Pinkshift, premiered their third ever single “Rainwalk” via FLOOD today along with B-side “Toro”. FLOOD said “On ‘Rainwalk’, the band’s newest single, their anger is palpable through Kumar’s theatrical yells that clash with bombastic instrumentals, which all culminated into a strong post-hardcore tornado by the end.” Following the viral success of “i’m gonna tell my therapist on you” this past summer, the band is returning in full force, angstier with a darker sound that aims to pull listeners into a heavy fall mood.
Pinkshift is a fem-fronted rock band new to the scene from Baltimore. With writing inspired by 90s grunge and 2000s pop-punk, the band walks the lines between riot grrl, punk rock, and post-hardcore. Melting together different musical and cultural roots by a common love for angsty rock, the band embraces their diverse backgrounds to create an authentic and dynamic sound.
About the song Pinkshift’s lead singer Ashrita Kumar says: “The lyrics are an ode to those awful instances when someone you know very well suddenly pretends like you don’t exist. Experiencing that could set anyone off, and writing these words helped me to pin down that feeling and let it go.”
Pinkshift is Ashrita Kumar (vocals), Paul Vallejo (guitar), Myron Houngbedji (drums), Erich Weinroth (bass).