Pinkshinyultrablast's music is generally up-beat, dreamy, expansive, and even epic on occasion, given the Russian quintet's penchant for long, melodic instrumental interludes.
"The Cherry Pit," the second single off their upcoming sophomore album Grandfeathered, is still very much all those things, with heavily-distorted guitars, a swelling synth, and Lyubov Soloveva's ethereal falsetto powering the intro/chorus.
The band sounds more high-spirited here, though, as if they've given the track an extra kick of revelry in a way that makes it feel like their most festive effort yet. Even when the song calms down in the verse, there's something merry about the trove of melodies that skitter along with the bass. But just when you're expecting a mellifluous finish, the fluttering guitar arpeggio leading to the end suddenly contorts into thunderous chords roaring through the final seconds with a punk ferocity that leaves you wondering what other surprises Pinkshinyultrablast may have waiting for us in the new record.