This somehow slipped through all this ongoing weirdness, but is still making fun: The bold post-punk trio, PINS announced their third full-length record Hot Slick via their own Haus of Pins label last year. The vibrant album is filled with neon synths, loud guitars, and cheeky melodies that mirror the group's new boldly hued imagery and create the sound of a girl gang refreshed and amplified. Hot Slick features a trio of recently released singles: the glitchy and cathartic title track (produced by Jamie Hince of The Kills) and anthemic "Bad Girls Forever" (produced by Rich Woodcraft) as well as the high-heeled skittering beat struts of "Ponytail". The 10 new original tracks found the trio of singer/guitarist Faith Vern, guitarist Lois MacDonald and bassist Kyoko Swan welcoming a rotating cast of collaborators following the departure of their original rhythm section. Rich Woodcraft oversaw the entire project as producer and engineer, while Jamie Hince and Dean Horner contributed additional production and Nathan Saoudi of Fat White Family lent his talents on the keys. The resulting album highlights an expanded soundscape with nods to influences such as Soulwax, LCD Soundsystem, Suicide, and New Order. Since the release of Girls Like Us in 2013, PINS has exuded strength in their danceable alternative post-punk transmissions and earned the trust, endorsement, and creative blessings of rock royalty such as Iggy Pop, with whom they collaborated on 2017's The Bad Thing EP. 2015's Wild Nights earned widespread critical acclaim including an Album of the Week nod from Stereogum and profiles in Harper's Bazaar, Interview Magazine, The Guardian, DAZED, and i-D. In recent years, PINS toured on both sides of the pond alongside everyone from Sleater-Kinney and Warpaint to Best Coast and The Subways. Their most current release is the RSD exclusive "Piano Versions"-12"-EP, this vinyl here is classic black.