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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Russian shoegaze quintet was recorded in 2013.
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Holy Forest
When I first saw you you were shy, shy and bright The summer was boring but I knew we'd be alright You called in the morning, we met almost at... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jan 27, 2015
    80
    There are a lot of bands working this angle in the early 2010s; Pinkshinyultrablast is one of the best, and their debut album shows exactly why.
  2. Jan 30, 2015
    80
    Refined yet audacious both in execution and delivery, Pinkshinyultrablast exemplify sonic pulchritude. Despite its lengthy gestation, Everything Else Matters offers living proof all good things come to those that wait.
  3. Feb 6, 2015
    80
    On Everything Else Matters, the band funnels the Kansas post-rock group Appleseed Cast’s delay-pedal wizardry and open-ended song forms into bright pop that’s more in line with Astrobrite alum Andrew Prinz’s Mahogany.
  4. Jan 21, 2015
    75
    Everything Else Matters is an inventive, often genuinely exciting blend of noise and pop sensibilities not really heard since the early days of Lush.
  5. Uncut
    Jan 22, 2015
    70
    Their best work moves beyond pastiche into broader sonic terrain. [Feb 2015, p.82]
  6. Jan 21, 2015
    70
    It’s a tough genre to make a lasting impression on primarily because guitars are somewhat limited as instruments, but the strong presence of electronica clearly makes a difference here where it is less evident in other shoegaze/dream pop acts.
  7. Jan 27, 2015
    60
    Certainly, Pinkshinyultrablast have their sonic template firmly in place but it's difficult to shake the feeling that without a greater focus on melody and sharper songwriting there remains a very real danger of their efforts vanishing into the haze like so many decaying chords fed through a series of delay pedals.

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