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Pink Mexico moves to NYC + releases debut album at Shea Stadium on 06.25

Pink Mexico is the solo project of Robert Preston who has played drums for countless acts including Shilpa Ray. In the fall of 2014, Preston moved back to Brooklyn from Los Angeles to begin recording Pink Mexico’s second record, which he wrote primarily while still living in LA. In May, single “Buzz Kill” saw the light of the day. It's a fuzz-laden track overflowing with self-deprecating humor and Preston's deadpan vocal delivery. “Forgetting Everything” (streaming below) is a poppier song that looks back at the surf pop sound of the 60’s., with upbeat, vintage sounding vocal arrangements. Pink Mexico will release their sophomore album Fool on June 24th via Burger Records. The band will be celebrating the release at Shea Stadium on June 25th. - John Honan

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Pink Mexico unveils fiery new track "Buzz Kill", new full-length due out 6.24

It begins with an almost-inert drone and then...it just goes off! That's the blistering new track by Pink Mexico, "Buzz Kill", a fiery scorcher that fires all cylinders with uncompromising guitar fuzz. The Robert Preston-led project has found a new home with Burger for their upcoming full-length fool, which promises loads of humorous self-depreciation set against genuinely confident songwriting. 

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NYC/LA's fuzz rockers Pink Mexico head to SXSW

Brooklyn via LA Pink Mexico plays a gritty brand of fuzz rock, but their airy melodies with psychedelic inflections counteract the harshness of their distorted sound. In 2015, the trio followed up their 2013 self-titled debut album with a two track 7" featuring single "Cigarette Split" (streaming below), a plodding, uber catchy mid tempo that has the sonic power to make you feel under the influence (a cheap high, folks!). This year the band will travel to Austin to play SXSW - the many Austin fans of psychedelic rock (not to mention the hordes of New Yorkers who will be invading that city during Music Week) should check them out .

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Premiere: Pink Mexico "Seabird"

The Deli LA's artist to watch Pink Mexico, the punk/rock garage band fronted by Robert Preston, has just released the official music video of the song Seabird, found on his recent self-titled relese. A stop motion display portrays the hippie-grunge, psychedelic style of the song perfectly, which takes you on an exciting journey with an unsuspecting squirrel and two famous time travelers. It was directed, edited, and animated by Mike Perlman, who met Preston in Boston in 2005 and have been best friends since. - Kayla Hay

 

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Artist to Watch: Pink Mexico

Pink Mexico is the project of Robert Preston, dripping the colors of grunge into a beautifully mixed album that truly identifies with the punk rock/ garage band style. It surpasses the abstract by putting in a notional array of deep transitions, heavy guitar strums, and at times, an occasional piano. Listeners of Pink Mexico have compared his music to others like The Dandy Warhols, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Wavves and Thee Oh Sees. But when asked about any form of influence towards his music, Preston had this to say, “ A friend of mine is a part of a renegade dance group called 1,2,3 Party and it is a lot of street dancing, taxi cab humping and basically just going insane. They even dance in the streets in these tiny shorts.” He’s laughing as he reminisces on the time he watched his friend take part, “Even though some of it is inappropriate, it’s inspirational because he’s not afraid to do what he loves and that’s huge.”

Many artists take inspiration from other artists, bands, and writers, or maybe even family or friends, but it is true that creativity can arise from the strangest of places. Layers create the psychedelic track "Daisyface" (one of my personal favorites), setting you back into what feels like another dimension of music. But with no person of interest in mind, a lot of Preston’s material in terms of lyrical content is fictional. “Most of the songs are loosely based on real life, sometimes foreshadowing the future or remembering the past,” says Preston. He is much more than a lyrical genius, but a stamp on the generation of music that is now filled with the clash of alternative rock and hard punk. People don’t understand how hard it is to be living in this day and age, but Preston’s music helps transform us into something we all long to be: ourselves. - Kayla Hay

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