14 March 2006

The Pine Club

I know how people are. People covet that which they can't have anymore. Cinderella knew this too, and they sang it loud and proud: "Don't know what you got, 'til it's gone". So true, innit? One of my friends in college never really cared much for Nirvana until Kurt Cobain killed himself. From that point on he had a Cobain poster in his room and was listening to Incesticide tons. I'm not saying we'll all have that same reaction to this band, and I'm definitely not calling them the next Cinderlla or Nirvana, but the fact that I was told they're no longer together sure did make me want to check out their final recording. And hey, it's free. Can't beat free.

The Pine Club sent me an email saying...

"...we were a Louisville, Ky based band that had some regional success with touring behind our previous album release. Due to band members moving, etc, we have decided to call it quits. But we were able to record a brand new record in January..."
They remind me a bit of The Housemartins or The Connells or The Judybats. Their sound seems somewhat unfinished in a hard to define mid-90's kind of way. As if with a few lucky gigs and the right person backing them these guys could've been moderately successful on modern radio...10 years ago. Then again, the bands I compared them to didn't really find all that much success themselves. Such (apparently) is the curse of being a band that plays good melancholic jingle jangle pop-rock. At any rate, the two songs here are worth checking out and if you find yourself liking them you can go get the rest of the album for free.

Listen:
"Coming Clean"
"The Better Half"

Go to their official site and get their album Last Frame as a free download.

Le Pine Club est mort. Vive Le Pine Club!

4 comments:

BionicBuddha said...

I must admit that I have been a bit lackadaisical in seeking out new music of late and I have commented on this before, but you have inspired me to get back in the game. Love your picks.
But I have to add that I have been digging The Subways, Dresden Dolls and Elefant. It's been a while since I have found someone that inspired me like Neutral Milk Hotel though.
Keep up the awesome work. Do you do any video?...Would you like to?...I think it would make a great segment, just do what you do here...get a hold of me at: contact@bionicbuddha.com

Lenny said...

Just finished listening to Coming Clean. There are so many quality bands out there who work really hard only to pass into obscurity while we have to suffer manufactured pop in our ears all the time.
I had almost given up in trying to find bands that have a personal sound but your site has enlivened my enthuasiasm.
I agree that video would make this site even more awesome. You deffinitely deserve to be down as a blog of note.
Rock On!

tracyc said...

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