Pinback Needs No Middle Man

There’s a good and bad side to the music industry, and post-modern math rock band Pinback has seen both. “Our motto used to be ‘Fuck the middle man,’” says Rob Crow, who fronts the band alongside Three Mile Pilot’s Zach Smith. “We didn’t want anyone else to go between what we do and the person listening to it.” Crow’s view on the industry makes sense for him; Pinback’s experience with labels has been rough.