Hear Rob Crow's 'Sophistructure,' from his upcoming solo album: An EW exclusive premiere

Rob Crow has been associated with a colorful cavalcade of monikers over his long career, including alt heroes Pinback, Heavy Vegetables, Optiganally Yours, Physics, and Snotnose.

But his latest release, He Thinks He’s People (which comes out on October 18), will be coming out under his own name.

If first single “Sophistructure” is any indication, it’s an appropriate use of his government-recognized handle. Though Crow has an affinity for the circular structures and odd angles of math rock, “Sophistructure” builds a confident head of steam via guitar crunch and low-fi histrionics that help marry the twitches with a subversive sense of melody.

It’s three minutes of turned-to-11 psychedelia that brings together most of the things Crow obsesses over in his music.

You can check out the exclusive EW premiere of “Sophistructure” here:

What do you think of Crow’s “Sohpistructure”? How does it compare to his 2007 solo album Living Well or Pinback’s game-changing album Autumn of the Seraphs? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  • wask

    It’s pretty good!!

  • goose

    Hot track! thanks for sharing. ps, multiple vegetables? how does your garden grow…

  • Jordan

    Amazing! loved it, can’t wait for the whole album!

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  • Elissa

    Amazing. His solo stuff is always my favorite among his many projects. Great work, Rob!

  • Angela

    Effing awesome! I loved it! Great job (:

  • Brandon

    Musical wizardry, as always. Now I just need to hear some new Pinback.

  • Ryan

    Ahh! Great as always, Rob Crow is just awesome, I heard about this on the forum at pinbackfreaks.com

  • Fan

    good song but PLEASEEE Rob release the last Thingy album !

    • YES

      I COMPLETELY agree!! That is a sad story that previous recordings were lost.

      • Thirded

        Apparently he recovered the drum tracks and was trying to piece things back together a few years ago… This really needs to happen though, the last Thingy album would be a damn miracle for music

  • Ryan

    While I appreciate the stream (and the song seems to be wicked), wtf is up with the 96 kbps encode? It’s unlistenable.

  • Richard Hooper

    Sounds Great!! But I like all of Rob’s stuff!! As well as all of Pinback’s!

  • Dopeman

    Rad Rad Racer……..but the sound quality sucks

  • Michie

    Beautiful. Thanks for posting this.

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