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.


"Timefather"


**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...

4 comments:

brandumb said...

Could you post this?

Aquarius no longer has it.

Thanks!!

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 myspace.com/silverpines

Anonymous said...

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

Thanks!