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JD Pinkus Shares Music Video for Single “If I Could Read My Mind”

Following a slew of tasty singles, today, JD Pinkus finally shares his LP, ‘Grow a Pair’, out now via Shimmy-Disc.



JD Pinkus, photo by Hunter Barnes
JD Pinkus, photo by Hunter Barnes

Following a slew of tasty singles, JD Pinkus, known and acclaimed for his work as a member of Butthole Surfers and The Melvins, finally shares his LP, Grow a Pair, out now via Shimmy-Disc. JD Pinkus’ new LP titled Grow A Pear is the latest adventure for JD. The follow-up to his 2021 LP, Fungus Shui, the new record sees Pinkus expand his psychedelic universe into a series of 12 potent tracks, combining punk, psych rock, and banjo-based folk.

Along with the record’s release, he shares a third single, “If I Could Read My Mind,” a song that JD says is “about an endless journey to that mystical place called home.” The single is shared alongside a music video that helps set the scene for the incredible instrumentation present on the track. The catchy banjo hook and steady plucking of the upright bass set the tone as we see Pinkus trudging the country roads with a rucksack flung over his shoulder. The video was filmed in a timeless manner, Super 8, by famed photographer and old-school cinematographer Hunter Barnes.

Speaking on the record, Pinkus said:

Grow A Pear has been in the works for 5 years. What started as my contributions for the ‘new’ Butthole Surfers’ album that was not to be‚ turned into a solo album I recorded with contributions from some of my favorite flavor players to create an album that most represents where I came from and bridges to where I’m at right now. My wishes for the future, is that everyone in the world will finally ‘Grow A Pear.’”

He continued, “A ‘Pear’ of albums on one vinyl‚ a combo of heavy psychedelia, drum and bass grooves, bouncy boogie, catchy tunes, and sprinkles of tastee horns, keys and strings thrown in‚ kinda like a thumb over the genre-hose nozzle, something for everyone and nothing for someone‚ guaranteed.”

The JD Pinkus Blunderbuss ‘Grow a Pair’ album artwork

The JD Pinkus Blunderbuss ‘Grow a Pair’ album artwork

JD Pinkus Live:

August 1 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy + Harriet’s
August 2 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
August 3 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
August 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
August 6 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
August 7 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
August 9 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
August 10 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
August 11 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Spokane
August 12 – Bozeman, MT – The ELM
August 14 – Salt Lake CITY, UT – Urban Lounge
August 16 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
August 17 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
August 19 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
August 20 – Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
August 21 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
August 22 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
August 23 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
August 24 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
August 26 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
August 27 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
August 28 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
August 29 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
August 30 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center
August 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
September 1 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
September 3 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
September 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
September 5 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
September 6 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
September 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
September 9 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Café & Music Hall
September 10 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room
September 11 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
September 12 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
September 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell Stage
September 14 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
September 16 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
September 17 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
September 18 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
September 20 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
September 21 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
September 22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – Cambridge Room
September 25 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
September 26 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge

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