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...