PIN

PIN

BandAlternativeRock

Biography

Influences: A Perfect Circle, Mars Volta, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Seal, Peter Gabriel....

Backed by one of the most solid bands you will find in LA, the music known simply as 'Pin' ranges from soft, delicate Pop to heavy, thundering rock, rowdy blues and modern intellectual verve. Pin has impressive stage presence, and knows how to work her Asian allure and femme force to consistently deliver the show in addition to the beat. Growing up in a musical family in Taipei, Taiwan, Pin had but one ambition in life...to become a singer. Pin studied the arts as a child, including dance, graphic arts, and music. In September '01, Pin arrived in Los Angeles, California to further her career in music. Attending Musicians Institute, a contemporary, Los Angeles-based music school, Pin is finishing a Bachelor of Music (BM) degree in commercial music, set to graduate in December '04. Pin's current EP, a collection of songs penned from her experiences in America is a breath of fresh air in the Los Angeles music scene. A new flavor, a new spice, a new twist on the music of the times, Pin is ahead of the game and exploring new areas of both herself and the music she draws from her life. 'Mermaid', an open exploration of odd meter and odd pespectives, is as fluid as the title would suggest, floating the listener through drippy choruses that break into a fine spray upon the rock-bed below. Pin's incisive, insightful looks into her own mind and heart yield lyrics of impressive bilingual clarity. She speaks images, pictures in sound and moments in time with an Eastern mind and a decidedly American (and Pierced!) tongue. Pin's music is deep and varied, yet easy on the ear. 'Run Me Over' has a sound reminiscent of Alice in Chains, with a modern International edge unique to Pin. At the same time, 'Bloody Eyes and Mind,' an ethereal, haunting piece, hard edged and broken, is fully dynamic--at times softspoken, others lofty and elevated, anguished yet ecstatic. Pin is at once innocent and seductive, demonstrated solidly on 'Spank.' A dialogue of opposites, a glimpse into the chains of love, Spank lulls you in and then won't let go. A taste of Pin's arrangement prowess, 'Keep On Walking' joins a full rhythm section with Pin's own string and horn lines for a fuller, multitextured sound. The choice to add these extra colors provides depth not rarely seen in many of today's undertalented, overproduced Pop artists. Pin is truly a well rounded artist, offering heartfelt, touching and emotionally charged music, professional writing and arranging, and high energy performance. A treat on the ears AND the eyes, Pin is spinning modern pop music in a whole new direction. East meets West in a fusion that is ultimately and uniquely new. GET PINNED.

PIN is signed with Recessive Gene Records. To learn more visit www.recessivegenerecords.com

Lyrics

Mermaid

Written By: (((PIN)))

It’s too quiet
You’ve got your peace
It’s too much sorrow
To see you float in the sea

I could see through your grayish face
And experience your relief from hopelessness
As the night gathered darkness

It’s not the heaven you thought it was
So you run away from this
You’re the mermaid
You’re the mermaid
It’s too late to ache coz hope’s as blind as fate

With your eyes closed
You see your perfect vision
No more drowning in your own tears
No more feelings to fear

I could see through your grayish face
And experience your relief from hopelessness
As the night gathered darkness

It’s not the heaven you thought it was
So you run away from this
You’re the mermaid
You’re the mermaid
It’s too late to ache coz hope’s as blind as fate

Bloody Eyes & Mind

Written By: (((PIN)))

What’s love? What’s hate?
I never know the line in between anyway
I hate the way you touch me and call my name
It traps my mouth to obey your special way

How can I not lie
When all the words terrify you
How can I not hide
My bloody eyes and mind

I cry with no tears but with blood instead
Only my skin smiles when you are near
Why has it turned this way?
I thought we were perfect
My head spins without finding an exit
There is no exit
There is no exit

How can I not lie
When all the words terrify you
How can I not hide
My bloody eyes and mind

Baby, give me some more of your drugs
lick my wound and hold my heart

My silenced love is compromised by your philosophy of
distance

Run Me Over

Written By: (((PIN)))

I heard those monsters are laughing
They want me down
They want to steal my body and live my life to prove
they know what’s better
Anything is much better than what I feel
Anything is much better than what I feel

You’re driving me crazy
So run me over
You’re driving me crazy

I can’t tell if your endorphins are positive
I know you are having fun
You made my space all different shapes and colors, but
I don’t know which direction to go
Anything is much better than what I feel
Anything is much better than what I feel

You’re driving me crazy
So run me over
You’re driving me crazy

I surrender
You have permission to rape my feelings, abuse my
emotion
I surrender
You’re more than welcome to cut my skin and lick my
thighs
I don’t care
If I’ll end up torn and broken, I don’t see the path
I don’t care
If I can only crawl around you, just tell me it’s an
honor

Discography

7-song EP