Pinback's Rob Crow Returns with New Project

Pinback's Rob Crow Returns with New Project
Back in March, Pinback's Rob Crow said that he was quitting the music business. Despite all that, though, he's announced a new album from a new project.

The new project is called Rob Crow's Gloomy Place, and it features the rock songwriter backed by some friends. Their album You're Doomed. Be Nice. is due out on March 4 through Temporary Residence Ltd.

The album was produced by Ben Moore (Hot Snakes, Black Heart Procession). For a taste of what they have concocted, stream the grooving, jauntily bass-driven track "Business Interruptus" at the bottom of this page. If you're suitably impressed, You're Doomed. Be Nice. is available to pre-order right here.

Crow will be touring the U.S. in March of next year. Scroll past the album's 13-song tracklist to see the itinerary.

Before you start celebrating Crow's reemergence, however, it's worth pointing out that it's not clear whether this is a full-scale return. In his retirement tweet from earlier this year, Crow said, "I'm gonna finish up & release all my current records & give up."

In other words, it's entirely possible that this is one of those final records he mentioned. An announcement from Temporary Residence notes that the new album is "either the first gem of an inspired second act, or the culmination of an undeniably influential career."

You're Doomed. Be Nice.:

1. Oh, the Sadmakers
2. This Distance
3. Business Interruptus
4. Paper Doll Parts
5. Light On
6. Quit Being Dicks
7. No Shadow Left Behind
8. Rest Your Soul
9. Yie Ar
10. Autumnal Palette
11. Red: Alone
12. Unreliable Narrator
13. What We've Been Doing While You've Been Away

Tour dates:

02/29 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
03/02 Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
03/03 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
03/04 Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge
03/05 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
03/06 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
03/08 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
03/09 Allston, MA - Great Scott
03/10 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
03/11 Philadelphia, PA - The Boot & Saddle
03/12 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
03/13 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
03/15 Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
03/16 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
03/17 Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge
03/18 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
03/19 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
03/21 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
03/22 Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo
03/23 Seattle, WA - Barboza
03/25 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
03/26 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
03/27 San Diego, CA - Casbah