Built to Spill
Label: Run For Cover Records
Incredible new release from NJ’s Pinegrove. I already missed out on the Deluxe Package which included a limited (to 300) Blue LP.
Still a chance to get the Limited Grey LP or Black pressing.
After a number of different releases and years of touring, Montclair, New Jerseyâ€™s Pinegrove have offered their finest work to date with their newest LP, Cardinal. The bandâ€™s captivating blend of indie rock, pop and country elements is more vivid, fine-tuned, and addictive than ever before. Vocalist/guitarist Evan Stephens Hall along with brothers Zack Levine (drums) and Nick Levine (guitar) form a core that has been playing together since early childhood. Painting his emotions onto these songs with colorful and kinetic strokes, Hall moves through Cardinalâ€™s eight songs with unforgettable energy and passion, with a vocal performance that is pleasantly reminiscent of Will Oldham and Built to Spillâ€™s Doug Martsch. Highlighted by the downtrodden nostalgia of twangy opener â€śOld Friendsâ€ť and the climactic refrain of â€śSize of the Moon,â€ť where the confession â€śI donâ€™t know what Iâ€™m afraid of,â€ť is just as much of a sing-a-long as it is an emotional breakdown, moods donâ€™t stay in one place for very long on Cardinal - they are carefully crafted and revisited throughout to continually evoke the albumâ€™s central themes of memory, language, and home.
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- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive