HEAR THIS: PENDANT

November 25. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup
Photo: Isadora Sales

Back in September, we made note of Oakland’s Pendant, tipping the title track of the November release in our Tracks of the Week. Recorded by Melina Duterte, Shaun Durkan, and Jack Shirley, Through A Coil thoroughly delivered on its promise, melding hooks with a shoegaze gloss on “Plexiglass” and “Rubber Band”, and culminating with the titanic “Sensory Field”. The LP came out 11/8, and then things got interesting…

If you’re entering this story in the middle, the best catch-up is the piece in She Shreds by Cynthia Schemmer (Swanning/Radiator Hospital). Pendant kicked off with a 2016 EP. Following the breakup of Never Young, Chris Adams focused on preparing a full-length, and the result speaks for itself.

Moving forward, your opportunity to catch Pendant live is coming up on 12/7, as part of a stacked lineup along with recent TOTW pick Half Stack, Marbled Eye, and a celebration of Acrylics‘ LP release at Beauty Supply, in downtown Oakland.

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