MAGNET Unique: Premiere Of JD Pinkus’ “If I Might Learn My Thoughts” Video

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Accessible tomorrow on Shimmy-Disc, Develop A Pear started life as JD Pinkus’ contribution to what was imagined to be a brand new Butthole Surfers LP. Pinkus performed bass for the band from 1985 to 1994, and he’s participated in reunion actions since 2009. However when the album didn’t pan out, he wasn’t about to waste some ripe and juicy concepts.

Develop A Pear principally bridges the place I got here from and the place I’m at proper now,” says Pinkus, noting that its 12 tracks mix “heavy psychedelia, drum-and-bass grooves, bouncy boogie, catchy tunes and sprinkles of tasty horns, keys and strings. It’s a type of like a thumb over the genre-hose nozzle—one thing for everybody and nothing for somebody‚ assured.”

Apart from Develop A Pear, newer Pinkus solo efforts have included 2018’s spacey, banjo-centric Maintain On The Grass and 2021’s Fungus Shui. Proper after Pinkus left the Butthole Surfers in 1994, he dove full bore into his Austin trio Daddy Longhead, which hung in there for a decade. Pinkus additionally performed with Helios Creed on a pair of late-’90s albums and co-founded the band Honky, which continues to this present day. When Honky opened for the Melvins on their Thirtieth-anniversary tour in 2013, Pinkus did double obligation, filling in for bassist Jared Warren whereas he was on paternity go away. The Melvins returned the favor by bringing Pinkus on as an official member for the following six years.

When requested about Develop A Pear’s newest single, “If I Might Learn My Thoughts,” Pinkus affords this: “It was written in regards to the ages-long journey of making an attempt to determine the place your comfortable place is—and hoping it comes with fries and a toy. The video was shot by photographer/cinematographer Hunter Barnes, an in depth buddy of mine. It’s acquired an underlying theme involving a touring roach salesman who’s hooked on face portray in a rough-and-tumble face-painting neighborhood someplace between Meth Mountain and Pillbilly Hill in western North Carolina. We spent two days filming 12-and-a-half minutes. Hunter needed to do it utilizing the 2 Tremendous 8 cameras he loves. We didn’t know what we had till weeks later, when every little thing acquired developed.”

We’re proud to premiere JD Pinkus’ “If I Might Learn My Thoughts” video.

—Hobart Rowland 

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