Journey with The Pines further into darkness, and closer to the light with their new album Dark So Gold. Sounding both rooted in the past and yet with a fresh, contemporary vision, the band is indeed poised to go gold. In the haunting opening track “Cry, Cry, Crow,” The Pines conjure up rural specters and ghosts from the farms slowly disappearing throughout their native Midwest. By exploring the tension between city and small town and the loneliness that can exist in both settings, they traverse breakups and new beginnings on songs “If By Morning,” “All the While,” “Dead Feathers” and “Chimes.” Ultimately, whether rocking out (“Rise Up and Be Lonely”) or playing contemplative instrumentals (“Moonrise, IA” and “Losing the Stars”), The Pines succeed in drawing light out of the shadows. Dark So Gold is an album that provides solace in hard times and stands as The Pines’ masterwork to date.The album is co-produced by Bo Ramsey. Great job.
So if like me you like the Handsome Family or the Avett Brothers then you will certainly enjoy The Pines.
Cry, Cry, Crow
written & directed by Andre Durand
produced by Daniel Cummings
Picture Machine Productions
From the album Dark So Gold on Red House Records
All the while
Tuesday, January 31st 2011 a clip from their live Electric Fetus in-store appearance to celebrate the release of their new CD "Dark So Gold."
And here's something from a couple of years back.
The Pines perform "Pray Tell" live in studios of 89.3 The Current for the Local Show with David Campbell. Listen to the Local Show on Sundays from 6-8 p.m. on The Current, or check out the archive any time.