Pinkish Black swings moods like none other. Since 2010, the Fort Worth, Texas, duo has stuck to synths, drums and Daron Beck's Gothic croon without the urge to expand — but it evolves expansively anyway. Bottom Of The Morning, the band's third record, all but abandons Pinkish Black's previous metallic tendencies for the eerie heft of '70s Italian horror-movie soundtracks (think Goblin or Ennio Morricone on a sinister jazz kick).
The nine-minute title track runs through a woozy left-hand boogie, washed over with synths and Jon Teague's breathy drumming until the doomy, fuzzed-out denouement as Beck announces, "Everything's the same again, but everything is not the same."
Bottom Of The Morning comes out Oct. 30 on Relapse.