There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.

Pinback is Pinback is Pinback. And I love every layer of clarion harmony, single-finger keyboard, and bouncing-rubber rhythm. The title track is definitely a bastard child of the twosome’s self-titled 1998 debut, but I prefer to think of it this way: These guys are so distinctive, they can’t help but sound like themselves. —Anne Marson