Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Information Retrieved by Pinback, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Information Retrieved


Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

While it's been five years since their last release, virtually a lifetime in the digital era, the knotty beauty of Pinback's sound makes their fifth album, Information Retrieved, feel as though it could've been released the next day. Existing in a state of both eternal dusk and dawn, Crow and Smith pull off a beautiful balancing act between light and dark, always shifting things here and there so that neither aspect is too dominant. This allows the album to take on whatever characteristics the listener needs it too, readily providing a bit of melancholy to turn to when things are down, or hopeful warmth to keep you riding high, all within the same song. Though this means they pair haven't done a whole lot to innovate over the years, they've created a sound so purely theirs that any significant change would feel disappointing. Pinback's ability to remain so consistent is likely due to indie auteur Crow's penchant for side project (Aspects of Physics, Goblin Cock, etc.), allowing the singer and guitarist to get his other ideas out so that the delicate interplay he and Smith have developed can remain intact. The flipside of this, however, is that Pinback is either a band that you get or you don't, and even though Information Retrieved is an excellent album, it won't do a whole lot to win over anyone who has already decided that Pinback isn't for them. For everyone else, the album delivers plenty of the gloomy/sunny/plaintive/happy pop that has made them one of the more instantly recognizable bands in the indie landscape.

Customer Reviews

Super, do purr (like a cat?)

Pinback is a very important part of my musical life and lucid dream states. When the submarine breaks down, or when the comrads act cold... this is the music I look to. Buy this album or don't, don't care, and don't stare at each other too long. When the time comes to lay down the fake dolla, holla.... Honey, you know I will because it is a part of what I need and mostly what I want. And maybe a Mint Julip would be nice from time to time?

First time pre-ordering a album on iTunes

I am a long time Pinback fan, and I have long awaited for another album! I really love "Proceed To Memory" and the rest of the songs I hear. Pinback is one of those bands that I can listen to when I am feeling down, calm, relaxed, stressed, happy. Regardless of their music it puts me in another mood of mellow and happy. Rob Crow and Zac Smith are two talented musicians!

I never pre-ordered anything in my life...

Pinback, in my mind is the most undefined and original, talented, and the greatest band ever. And my other favorite are the Beatles. So that says a lot. 5 stars, no I haven't heard all of the songs, but I know it will be on repeat until their next one.

Thank you Pinback for the peace you set my mind to as I listen.

Jawz5 & Michael Horn


Formed: 1998 in San Diego, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

While a rotating cast of instrumentalists find loose assembly under the Pinback name, the partnership of Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow is at the heart of the some of the most complex, postmodern indie pop happening on the West Coast. In the first few days of 1998, Armistead Burwell Smith IV (of San Diego-based Three Mile Pilot) and Rob Crow (of Thingy and Heavy Vegetable) formed a part-time recording project under the name Pinback. The simple plan grew more involved while Three Mile Pilot...
Full Bio
Information Retrieved, Pinback
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings




Become a fan of the iTunes and App Store pages on Facebook for exclusive offers, the inside scoop on new apps and more.