Pinegrove have continued attempting to shed their troublesome past skin with the announcement that they’ve signed to Rough Trade Records. They also released a new single, “Moment,” to go along with Wednesday’s news.
This update from Pinegrove comes a year after their latest self-released record Skylight, which sought to bring the group out of the shadow of a “sexual coercion” allegation against frontman Evan Stephens Hall in 2017.
The new single marks a return to form for the group, displaying their signature blend of emo and alt-country—which includes twinkling, picked guitar laid out over the reverberating heartbeat conjured by their drums.
This musical tension on the track—which grows and recedes throughout, but never completely boils over—ties into Hall’s lyrics, with the lines, “I’m in this moment / and I can’t see past it / I’m in this disaster / I’m in this traffic.” In a statement, Hall describes the song as “a way of thinking about gratitude in the context of chaos or tedium.”
You can listen to the track below, and find Pinegrove’s 2017 Paste Studio session and list of fall tour dates, beginning next week, further down.
Pinegrove 2019 Tour Dates:
03 – New Haven, Conn. @ Toad’s Place #
04 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale #
05 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale # [SOLD OUT]
06 – South Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground #
08 – Toronto, Ont. @ The Opera House Toronto # [SOLD OUT]
09 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theatre #
10 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall #
11 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall # [SOLD OUT]
12 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theatre #
14 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line #
15 – Fargo, N.D. @ The Aquarium #
16 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ The Icon Lounge #
17 – Omaha, Neb. @ The Waiting Room #
25 – Philadelphia, Pa. @Union Transfer ^+
26 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club ^+
27 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall ^+ [SOLD OUT]
28 – Jersey City, N.J. @ White Eagle Hall ^+ [SOLD OUT]
29 – New York, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel ^+
15- Los Angeles, Calif. @ Fonda Theatre – * [SOLD OUT]
(# – Stephen Steinbrink & Common Holly)
(^ – Boyscott)
(* – Runnner)
(+ – Derek Ted)