A recent Noisey article summed up Pink Mexico’s new album Fool, commenting that “the result is something like if Nirvana had had a surf rock phase.” Although somewhat simplistic, this isn’t too far from the truth. There are elements of pop in the songwriting, surf gimmicks in the vocals and guitar, and a grunge sound permeating throughout. But the album sounds also punk, garage and lays heavy on the fuzzzzzz ! The mixture is explosive, placing Pink Mexico on the same level as Ty Segall, Wavves or Wand.
Robert Preston wrote the 11 tracks on this album during a year spent in Los Angeles, but recorded them after returning to his home in New York. The influence of the two cities is clear, like a sunny beach spread out at the feet of grimy buildings, mixing the crashing of waves and the rumbling of cars. The multi talented Preston (also plays drums for Shilpa Ray) loves to layer on guitar, but never forgets melody and has a real sense of songwriting. His songs make you want to sing and headbang in the shower, which is fun (but a little dangerous)!