Pine Pillow Talk


Pillow Talk

No Sleep Records

Rating: 3.5/5




Canada’s Pine are the newest signing to No Sleep Records, and it seems the band have wasted no time in brining out their first release for the label, the Pillow Talk EP. The EP is now available on vinyl, on a limited edition pink with green swirl variant, as well as being available digitally. Pine offer a unique mix of post punk intensity that is blended with influences ranging from emo to shoegaze that brings a unique combination that’s as refreshing and cathartic as it is nostalgic.

Dolya opens with a mellow emotive slice of post punk influenced shoegaze, ethereal vocals combine with a gorgeous dream like melody to create a blissed out introduction to Pine that just washes over you. Viable ups the ante, but despite the more strident beat it maintains the dream like quality of the opening number with it’s delicate multi layered vocals, whereas (Un)rest delivers the kind of song you get the feeling the Pillow Talk EP has been building up to, a perfect dreamscape that has a subtle intensity that blends perfectly into the penultimate track, Jilt. Blue Jacket closes the EP with a truly epic and mellow finale that brings the Pillow Talk EP to a subtle crescendo.

If your tastes are towards snarling punk rock then the Pillow Talk EP won’t be for you, but for me this is an EP for those mellow moments after a late night that has unexpectedly become a very early morning, it’s subtle intensity is strangely beguiling and the vocal delivery from Darlene Deschamps is one that is hypnotic and entrancing, and it is backed up by a lush soundscape. There are post punk influences aplenty on the intriguing EP, but it avoids recreating the past and instead they mark out their own territory with an original and blissed out EP, and this is a release that come the right moment will be one that you’ll be glad that you own.

The Pillow Talk EP can be ordered on vinyl from No Sleep Records here and digitally via Bandcamp here

Fossil Youth Announce Tour Dates For 2017

fossil-youth-agosjFossil Youth have just released their new album, A Glimpse Of Self Joy, on all formats via Take This To Heart Records. The band are currently in the west coast of the USA on their current tour and they have now added new tour dates for 2017 in the USA and Canada, where they will be accompanied by Everyone Leaves, PINE and Caving

A Glimpse Of Self Joy can be purchased here

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Video: PINE – Waste

Dead LeavesPINE is streaming a new music video for the song “Waste.”  The song comes from their recent split with Dead Leaves, released last week via Take This To Heart Records.

Listen to the full album here courtesy Substream Magazine.

Dead Leaves And Pine Stream New Split 7″

Dead LeavesDead Leaves and PINE have launched a stream of their upcoming new split due out November 6, 2015 via Take This To Heart Records.

Listen to the full album here courtesy Substream Magazine.

Tours: Dead Leaves / PINE

Dead LeavesDead Leaves and PINE have announced that they will be touring together in support of their upcoming new split. The split is due out on November 6, 2015 via Take This To Heart Records.

Tour dates are below.  Pre-order are live.

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Dead Leaves – I’m Sorry Darling

Dead LeavesDead Leaves has premiered a new track.  The song is titled “I’m Sorry Darling” and appears on their upcoming split with PINE, set for a November 6, 2015 release via Take This To Heart Records.

Listen to the track here courtesy AbsolutePunk.  Pre-order are live.

Trespassers Announce Summer Tour

TrespassersSyracuse, NY post-punk act Trespassers have announced a series of summer tour kicking off this week, which will see the band  play 14 shows in 16 days. The quintet are out in support of their Rival Glass EP, released earlier this year via Spartan Records. 

Selected dates will feature appearanced with Pine and New Design and you can check out the full list of dates below.

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