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.
"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!