Last year, we profiled Baltimore's Pinkshift and called them one of 2020's most vital new punk bands, and we included their debut EP in our list of albums we were anticipating in 2021. Today, they've finally released it.
It features their four previous singles ("On Thin Ice," "I'm Gonna Tell My Therapist On You," "Toro," and "Rainwalk") as well as a new studio recording of "Mars," which they released as their first demo in 2019. (And the tracks were all remastered by Will Yip.) The demo version was already great, but the new one is way better. The band sounds tighter, louder, and more furious, and the production is huge. Speaking about "Mars" to the AV Club, singer Ashrita Kumar said: