Viking's Choice: Pinkwash, 'Cancer Money'

April 3, 2015 2:35 PM

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When you play punk rock with someone for 10 years, communication goes beyond words: The heart speaks through fingers and screams. Joey Doubek and Ashley Arnwine have a long history together in the D.C. punk bands Mass Movement Of The Moth and their own duo, Ingrid, but with Pinkwash (and a move to Philly), there's an ecstatic pulse that guides their frantic, id-exploding punk rock.

With striking gold-on-purple artwork and a provocative title — both of which nod to '80s Swans records — "Cancer Money" finds catharsis in head-bashing repetition. Where the band's debut cassette dealt with Doubek's mother dying of breast cancer, and found Doubek raging against the medical system in...

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