THE PINC LINCOLNS…Biography Of An Idea
The Pinc Lincolns began as the house band for CiCi’s, a decrepit East Vancouver house-cum- venue and party space that has since been demolished and paved over by a luxury condo development. With CiCi’s gone The Pinc Lincolns relocated briefly to Toronto and now currently slum it in the deep isolation of Winnipeg. While we can speak of The Pinc Lincolns we are really speaking about Daniel Colussi, the one constant member of a fluid group of like-minded heads. Privileging chance and failure over stasis and safety, The Pinc Lincolns burn like a wheel on fire spinning down the highway. They leave a black trail behind them. They make the blacktop blacker.
Somewhere between the road and the wall,
between late night and the blue morning light,
between keeping it together and utterly falling apart you will find The Pinc Lincolns.
Surf guitar and synth wash up on a shore of glinting, lost samples. Fuzzy male/female vocals rise from the surf, shake off the sand, and unwrap a summer spread crafted from classic bedroom pop ingredients.
Akage No Anne is an experimental dream-pop trio that formed in 2014. Their name directly translates from Japanese to mean “Anne with red hair”, or more commonly known to Canadians: Anne of Green Gables (a very famous piece of Canadiana in Japan).
This trio brings forward strange but familiar sounds that contribute to and challenge Toronto’s diverse electronic music scene. Blending Japanese grooves with Canadian indie rock, the diverse melodies and sample-based dance drums evoke feelings of floating and some smiles. Yoshihede Nakajima Tom Dunbar, and Fran Copelli all have a diverse history of writing and performing music individually that has aided in Akage No Anne’s unique mellow/happy sound.
New to Toronto’s music scene, Akage has played with touring acts such as Advanced Base (Chicago), GG Love (Montreal), Half Waif (Brooklyn), Hank & Cupcakes (NYC/Israel) and Konig (Kingston). Collaborations with local Toronto label/ artist collective LootBag Records has allowed Akage No Anne to feature music on seasonal mixtapes and connect with a wider Toronto independent music scene.
Akage No Anne is currently working on recording new music with the hopes of releasing a second EP in fall of 2017.