Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

Pinkshift have announced their new EP, suraksha, out October 13th via Hopeless Records. In anticipation, they’ve also shared the latest single, “home.”

As the CoSign alums explained in a statement, the new project was inspired by their heritage. “I grew up listening to Bollywood and Indian classical music would round out the songs perfectly,” said vocalist Ashrita Kumar. “Going into the studio, the only thing on my mind was my family, and making these songs was unique because in my head I was making it for them.”

The EP’s title speaks to the same inspiration: surakṣā (or सुरक्षा) is a Hindi word borrowed from Sanskrit meaning protection or security. See the artwork and tracklist for suraksha below; pre-orders are ongoing.

Featuring distorted guitar riffs, “home” speaks to the idea of finding comfort with chosen family as Kumar sings, “You’ll never be alone again/ I’ll always stay/ We’ll never go home again/ But I’m still the same.” Indian classical instruments are added into the mix as the track comes to a close. Stream it below.

suraksha also includes the Baltimore punk group’s April single, “to me,” and serves as the follow-up to their debut album, Love Me Forever, which dropped last fall.

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The trio is finishing up a run of North American dates opening for the supergroup L.S. Dunes before heading over to the UK and Europe for some headlining dates and festival appearances at Pukkelpop and Reading and Leeds. Then, they’ll return to North America to play a handful of shows in support of Thursday, followed by a separate set of dates opening for Bayside and Hawthorne Heights. This fall, they’re set to play Louder Than Life and Aftershock. See the schedule below, and pick up your tickets here.

suraksha Artwork:

pinkshift suraksha new ep artwork tracklist

suraksha Tracklist:
Side A
01. lullaby
02. home
03. to me

Side B
01. lullaby (instrumental)
02. home (instrumental)
03. to me (instrumental)

Pinkshift 2023 Tour Dates:
08/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre #
08/07 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
08/11 – Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amphitheatre #
08/19 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/21 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
08/22 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
08/23 – London, UK @ Underworld %
08/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/26 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/27 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
09/07 – Syracuse, NY @ The Song & Dance *
09/08 – Wilmington, DE @ The Queen *
09/09 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground *
09/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Punk Black Baltimore
09/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall ^
09/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre ^
09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/21 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/05 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock

# = w/ L.S. Dunes
% = w/ Sex Patels
* = w/ Thursday and Gel
^ = w/ Bayside and Hawthorne Heights

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