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PINEGROVE (photo credit: Daniel Topete)





Pinegrove have just shared the latest single, “The Alarmist,” from their already critically lauded new album, Marigold, to be released on Rough Trade Records on January 17th, 2020. Listen to “The Alarmist” HERE and watch Evan perform an acoustic version of “The Alarmist” HERE and below.

Of the track, the band says “this song tries to look at the negotiation of space between two people—balancing comfort and closeness with a need for independence. the song takes place in the first moment you find yourself alone after an intense experience with a friend, sorting through the layers of history, head swimming; revisiting frames of memory, seeing your relationship (& yourself in it) with startling clarity.”
Pinegrove “The Alarmist” (acoustic)

Pinegrove will be heading out on an extensive US and European tour starting on January 16th in Brooklyn and an album release show in Woodstock, NY at Levon Helm Studios on January 17th. All tour dates can be found below.

Listen to “The Alarmist” & pre-save/pre-order Marigold HERE

“The Alarmist” follows earlier tracks taken from Marigold: “Moment” and “Phase”. As 2019 turned into 2020 the band released Marigold’s lyrics and guitar tabs via their website and invited fans to record and post their own interpretations of the as-yet-unreleased songs. Fans posted their renderings online with the tag #PineTab throughout the new year. All submissions to date can be found on Pinegrove’s Instagram Page under their story highlights. highlights.

Formed in 2010 in Montclair, NJ by childhood friends Evan and drummer Zack Levine, Pinegrove have released three previous albums – Everything So Far (2015), Cardinal (2016), and Skylight (2018) – to massive critical acclaim, garnering them a widespread and devoted listenership. Hall named the band after a “beautiful and regulated, yet natural and messy” grid of pine trees on his college grounds. ‘The Pinegrove’ was a place of introspection, repose and spiritual serenity, and a place he had established to be creatively fertile. That influence – the peace found in nature and contemplation – is a theme in his songwriting.

Zack describes Pinegrove as a constellation of “soulmates.” At 30 years old, Zack and Evan have known each other for 25 years and have been playing music together for twenty, communicating via a “telepathic musical connection.” Nearly everyone they work with are friends and collaborators from way back. Marigold features Evan, Zack, Nick, as well as Josh Marre (who, outside of his usual guitar duties, doubles on bass for this record), Sam Skinner, Nandi Rose, Evan’s dad Doug Hall, and Zack & Nick’s dad Michael William Levine. Sam also engineered and co-produced the record, as he has on every Pinegrove recording since 2015.

While there is room for ambiguity in Evan’s hypnotic storytelling, its thesis is anchored as always in radical empathy. This is music that makes a humble yet confident case for inclusiveness and community, for tenderness and patience in a world that sometimes seems to have other plans.“This is a lifelong project,” Zack says, “We’re always thinking about how to be better humans and humanists. It’s about how to keep going, and to respond to the world as it is right now.”

Pinegrove Winter Tour 2020

16-Jan-20 Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room [sold out]
17-Jan-20 Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios [sold out]
01-Feb-20 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress !
03-Feb-20 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom !
04-Feb-20 San Diego, CA @ The Music Box !
05-Feb-20 Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy ! [sold out]
07-Feb-20 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s !
08-Feb-20 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse !
09-Feb-20 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore !
10-Feb-20 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s !
12-Feb-20 Seattle, WA @ The Neptune !
13-Feb-20 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom !
15-Feb-20 Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex #
16-Feb-20 Denver, CO @ Gothic #
18-Feb-20 Santa Fe, CA @ Meow Wolf #
19-Feb-20 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace #
21-Feb-20 Austin, TX @ Emos #
22-Feb-20 Houston, TX @ White Oak #
23-Feb-20 Dallas, TX @ Trees #
18-Mar-20 London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall [sold out]
19-Mar-20 Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique $
20-Mar-20 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord $
21-Mar-20 Berlin,Germany @ Lido %
23-Mar-20 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang %
24-Mar-20 Cologne, Germany @ Gebäude 9 %
25-Mar-20 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof %
26-Mar-20 Paris, France @ Le Boule Noir %
28-Mar-20 Dublin, Ireland @ The Grand Social %
30-Mar-20 Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 TV Studio %
31-Mar-20 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 %
01-Apr-20 Bristol, UK @ SWX %
02-Apr-20 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom %

! – w. Support from LAKE
# – w. Support from Whitney Ballen
$ – w. Support from Buck Meek (of Big Thief)
% – w. Support from Katy J Pearson

Marigold album art 

Praise for Pinegrove:

“…this ruddy cheeked collective rekindle the guileless spirit of mid-90s alt rock (Wilco; Buffalo Tom)…a surge of power-chord melancholy. (4 Stars)” – MOJO

“The mournful peddle steel, keening harmonies and thumping analogue rhythms that ornament the deeply introspective songs of Marigold transform…into a vibrantly emphatic experience. The band is in peak form…ruggedly handcrafted tracks that capture charged moments in real time, just as Hall’s trenchant, minutia-filled lyrics do.” (8/10) – UNCUT

“Evan Stephens Hall writes poetic, diary-ish lyrics, and the rest of the band burnishes them in a sound that’s like the Promise Ring gone country, and heartwarmingly so.” – Rolling Stone

“There’s a confessional quality to the songs of Pinegrove that feels reassuring. The problems that swirl around Evan Stephens Hall’s head feel universal”
Bob Boilen, NPR

“Pinegrove…revolves around Hall’s ability to break your heart and put it back together again in the span of a single song.”
Consequence Of Sound

“Pinegrove (recall) some of the most consistently likable rock bands of the past 20 years in their most easy going phases: There’s the rootsy shamble of early Wilco, the wiggly guitar solos and general guilelessness of pre-prog Built to Spill. But beneath the amiable surface is an intense work about one of the most important things imaginable: how to make our friendships really matter.”

“Pinegrove has a very big future ahead of them and…anyone attendance at their Brooklyn Steel performance last month could’ve showed you that as the packed audience sang along to every single word, nearly overwhelming the vocals of frontman Evan Stephens Hall on occasion. It’s an amazing thing to witness, the sort of emotional experience that heightens the already very emotional songs that the band produces with such genuine heart.”
We All Wants Someone To Shout For

“The Montclair, New Jersey’s band’s sound–off-the-cuff, loose heart-on-sleeve indie-rock cut with Americana–is the perfect vessel for that kind of premature twilight, anxiety and loss. Above all else, it feels so goddamned natural.”

“Simple and understated, Pinegrove grafts unassuming banjo and pedal-steel textures to classic slacker indie rock, making each moment as engaging as the next.”
Boston Globe

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