New Jersey band, Pinegrove have shared the final single “The Alarmist,” before seeing it’s releasee on on January 17th, via Rough Trade Records. Of the track, the band says “this song tries to look at the negotiation of space between two people—balancing comfort and closeness with a need for independence. the song takes place in the first moment you find yourself alone after an intense experience with a friend, sorting through the layers of history, head swimming; revisiting frames of memory, seeing your relationship (& yourself in it) with startling clarity.”
Formed in 2010 in Montclair, NJ by childhood friends Evan and drummer Zack Levine, Pinegrove have released three previous albums – Everything So Far (2015), Cardinal (2016), and Skylight (2018). Hall named the band after a “beautiful and regulated, yet natural and messy” grid of pine trees on his college grounds. ‘The Pinegrove’ was a place of introspection, repose and spiritual serenity, and a place he had established to be creatively fertile. That influence – the peace found in nature and contemplation – is a theme in his songwriting.
Zack describes Pinegrove as a constellation of “soulmates.” At 30 years old, Zack and Evan have known each other for 25 years and have been playing music together for twenty, communicating via a “telepathic musical connection.” Nearly everyone they work with are friends and collaborators from way back. Marigold features Evan, Zack, Nick, as well as Josh Marre (who, outside of his usual guitar duties, doubles on bass for this record), Sam Skinner, Nandi Rose, Evan’s dad Doug Hall, and Zack & Nick’s dad Michael William Levine. Sam also engineered and co-produced the record, as he has on every Pinegrove recording since 2015.
16-Jan-20 Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room [sold out]
17-Jan-20 Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios [sold out]
01-Feb-20 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress !
03-Feb-20 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom !
04-Feb-20 San Diego, CA @ The Music Box !
05-Feb-20 Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy ! [sold out]
07-Feb-20 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s !
08-Feb-20 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse !
09-Feb-20 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore !
10-Feb-20 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s !
12-Feb-20 Seattle, WA @ The Neptune !
13-Feb-20 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom !
15-Feb-20 Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex #
16-Feb-20 Denver, CO @ Gothic #
18-Feb-20 Santa Fe, CA @ Meow Wolf #
19-Feb-20 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace #
21-Feb-20 Austin, TX @ Emos #
22-Feb-20 Houston, TX @ White Oak #
23-Feb-20 Dallas, TX @ Trees #
18-Mar-20 London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall [sold out]
19-Mar-20 Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique $
20-Mar-20 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord $
21-Mar-20 Berlin,Germany @ Lido %
23-Mar-20 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang %
24-Mar-20 Cologne, Germany @ Gebäude 9 %
25-Mar-20 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof %
26-Mar-20 Paris, France @ Le Boule Noir %
28-Mar-20 Dublin, Ireland @ The Grand Social %
30-Mar-20 Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 TV Studio %
31-Mar-20 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 %
01-Apr-20 Bristol, UK @ SWX %
02-Apr-20 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom %
! – w. Support from LAKE
# – w. Support from Whitney Ballen
$ – w. Support from Buck Meek (of Big Thief)
% – w. Support from Katy J Pearson