Pinky's Brains Says Lots on Music, Themselves, and What's Ahead!

High energy emo punks PINKY'S BRAINS has been around for a short while, having some changes happen in-between, whilst also releasing a debut album, with working upon all new material expected out by the end of this year. The band has had some shows occur with much else in-store too. See what the band says about all of this below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members. 

Pinky’s Brains consists of Justin Scalia Guitar/ Vocals and Justin Velez Drums. Formed in the summer of 2021 after Justin S saw an ad for a local Battle of the Bands. Justin S recruited Mike W on drums and Nick McGrew on bass. while in the studio They Recruited Jake Metheny on Lead Guitar. in May of 2022 Nick parted ways with the band. In July of 22 Justin V joined on drums. and in September of 2022 Mike had to take some time away from the band to spend some time with his family back in NJ and Jake parted ways. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Growing up in the 90's I’ve always loved the Animanics and Pinky and the brain cartoons, in college i had a pink Mohawk and the name Pinky stuck with me. I had some demos recorded with friends back in PA and used the name Pinky’s Brains for it and just decided to run with it. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of Charleston WV, there's a small local scene where everyone is very supportive of each other. its more like a brotherhood. some of our favorites are Hurl Brickbat, Hangman's Ghost, 5 star rebellion, and GLDN.

4. How would you describe your style? 

High energy punk, with hints of 2000’s emo.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works? 

We released a full album in May called "Up from the ashes". They can expect relatable lyrics and a lot of fun.

6. Do you have any new music in the works? 

Yes, we are currently in the process of recording a new album. expecting to release the first single before the end of the year.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out? 

We had a show on Oct 1 at The Pizza Den in Salem, VA.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band? 

Record a bunch of music, play a bunch of shows, maybe get that mega deal we all hope for. and having a lot of fun along the way.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff? 

You can stream our music on Spotify, and Bandcamp. Been working on getting our merch store up and running. But if you message us on Facebook or Instagram we can send you some stuff.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

High energy from the first song to the last. Makes you wanna get up and party

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