Vancouver’s Needles//Pins are an interesting beast. They mix the reckless abandon of The Replacements, with the, well reckless abandon of The Pogues, and the catchy blue collar punk of Social Distortion. On top of all this vocalist Adam Solomonian sounds like he drank a bottle of screech and then ate the bottle, and I mean that in a good way.
But it certainly all comes together on their third and latest album “Good Night, Tomorrow“. Even though lyrically the songs here pack an emotional wallop with themes of coping with life’s struggles with a stiff drink or three, insomnia, broken dreams, and heavy hearts, you’ll be singing along at the top of your lungs about 57 seconds into the opener “Good Night“. This is a career defining record.