PINEGROVE - SKYLIGHT VINYL (LTD. ED. CLEAR 2LP GATEFOLD FT. BONUS LP 'SKYLIGHT II')
LIMITED EDITION CLEAR 2LP VINYL GATEFOLD FT. BONUS LP 'SKYLIGHT II'
Release Date: 15th February 2019
VENUS VINYL OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2019
The American band's incredible second record from last year finally gets a vinyl release and it's worth the wait with an additional LP of acoustic versions of the album. Pinegrove are a rock band that hit a sweet-spot between indie, emo, pop, folk and country all in one to create one big, beautiful being. Their music is as equally likely to make you smile as it is to cry - and that's exactly the way we like it!
For Fans Of: Sinai Vessel, Wild Pink, Foxing, The Sidekicks
"‘Skylight’ is the follow up to 2016’s widely-acclaimed breakthrough album, ‘Cardinal’. The 2CD and 2LP formats come with an entire bonus album, ‘Skylight II’ (the album performed acoustically). In 2017, Pinegrove moved into a rural farmhouse in upstate New York to make their new album ‘Skylight’, living, working and recording together. This DIY ethos solidifies Pinegrove’s position at the epicentre of a creative community, where they’ve adopted a ‘friends first’ policy when cycling through the band’s touring iteration. ‘Skylight’ is “an album about happiness, figuring out how to be optimistic and realistic. To be effectively optimistic, you have to establish relationships with darkness and disappointment. The position of optimism is earned.” Frontman Evan Stephens Hall’s “classic American melodies” and emotionally direct lyrics blend seamlessly with alt-country instrumentation and experimental rhythms of drummer Zack Levine. The band are confident in their idiosyncrasy, dropping pop structures when they no longer fit. The songs swing between wider extremes - whisper to full-belt and back again, treading mid-air - and Pinegrove more exactly, more full-throatedly say what they’ve been trying to say."