Thursday, March 12, 2009

Silver Pines "Forces"

On Aquarius Records' always trusty advice, I snatched up a a copy of the 2nd release by Austin's Silver Pines. The group (appears to be four members, see pic below) have concocted a gauzy blend of country, shoegaze, and, well, a tinge of pop. Most of the 7 tracks here start off with a slow country gallop and eventually build into an aching roar of bliss-fuzz guitars, yawning saws, multi-tracked and sorrow-filled female vocals, and, of course, mounds of breathtaking slide guitar. The result is an atmospheric slow ride down a canopy covered backwoods river. Simply gorgeous.

I believe that this EP is still available. Please contact the band or Aquarius records to obtain a hard copy of this. Note that this is just a CDR, but it is wrapped in a beautiful silkscreened sleeve. Let's hope that someone out there is willing to get these guys on to wax, where they truly belong.


**photo stolen from the Austin Chronicle.

Apologies for the lack of posts this week. I've been working on a few larger posts. Stay tuned for Hip-Hop Friday and March's Cassette Reviews...


brandumb said...

Could you post this?

Aquarius no longer has it.


Anonymous said...

This sounds so good! Will you post it?

Joe said...

hey piners: aquarius should have it again by now and Vynil Reissue of forces set to be released soon see

Anonymous said...

Aquarius still does not have this. Could you for up it for blog readers like us?