For 15 years, Pinehurst Kids have been Portland's answer to Superchunk, churning out clenched-fist, full-throated power-punk with sticky melodies, dirt-simple arrangements and not a single frill to be found. And if it ain't broke, yadda yadda yadda.
"Nobody Talks," the title track from the band's upcoming EP, finds the band continuing to ride its charged formula, with singer (and lone original member) scraping his larynx over charging drums and explosive power chords. They might not be Kids anymore, but true angst has no expiration date.
The trio celebrates the release of Nobody Talks tonight at Mississippi Studios.
SEE IT: Pinehurst Kids play Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., with Empire Rocket Machine and Charts on Wednesday, Dec. 12. 9 pm. $5. 21+.