Pinegrove Drops “V”

(via their Bandcamp)

(via their Bandcamp)

I can’t say I enjoy many Kenyon bands as much as I do Pinegrove (I’m looking at you band that rhymes with Balk the Swoon).  So I was especially excited last night when I got a release email for their new track “V”. From their email:

Esteemed Cooleagues,

We write to you this evening with an urgent message: we broke up.

SIKE! IT’S THAT WE RELEASED A NEW TRACK!

According to our esteemed Thrill writer Becca Hafter, “It sounds just as loosey goosey and wild and aching as Pinegrove did when it was just Evan and everyone constantly swooned over him.”  The track can be found after the jump as well as a link to their last album (which was also great).

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Review: Pinegrove’s Momentous Return to Kenyon

The above video is not from the Horn Concert, but it grabbed your attention, didn’t it?

As you probably already know, Pinegrove (among whose members are Evan Stephens Hall and Nandi Plunkett, both ’11) recently released their new album, Meridian. Last Friday, they made their triumphant return to Kenyon to play at our own Horn Gallery. Their sound has changed since the band began, but the addition of new members and update of older songs did not detract from the concert experience.

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Pinegrove Release New Album

MeridianSo you first years probably haven’t heard of Pinegrove, but basically, they’re a really awesome band comprised of Evan Hall and Nandi Plunkett (both class of ’11), and they just released a new album.  It’s really good.

Sometimes plodding along with heavy, distorted, alt-rock footsteps, sometimes dancing around aching harmonies with skittering drums and nimble guitar work and occasionally letting loose with cathartic outbursts of emotion, Meridian may sound familiar to old Pinegrove fans: some older tunes have been slightly reworked (“Mather Knoll” has some new reggae trappings), but the old favorites are still strong (to the delight of those among us who live for belting “I AGREE WITH YOUR IDEAS BUT NOT YOUR TACTICS” at the top of our lungs).

You can stream and download the album (for whatever price you like) after the jump.

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