“(Theme for a) Blue Rider” by The Pinc Lincolns

by Jim Di Gioia

May 31, 2018

Jenifer Papararo

It’s always a joyful day to know that there’s new music from the Pinc Lincolns out in the world. “(Theme For A) Blue Rider” is the spacey first taste of the Winnipeg-based project’s forthcoming record, On The Plain. “(Theme For A) Blue Rider” orbits familiar pop constructs; jangly guitars and intricately entwined melodies circle lead Lincoln Dan Colussi’s dreamy vocals as the song swings from laid-back lullaby to full-throttle rocker and back again. Much like Colussi himself, who’s bounced between Vancouver, Toronto, and Winnipeg, the song takes a bit of a journey, navigating by stars and following its own intuition, before coming full-circle and returning home in under four minutes.

Jim Di Gioia

Jim founded the music blog Quick Before It Melts in 2006 and was its principal writer until 2016, when its decade-long run ended 10 years to the day it started. DOMINIONATED is its spiritual successor. Jim currently serves as a Polaris Music Prize jurist and Prism Prize jurist.
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