PINE began as a vehicle for expressive, personal story-telling and emotionality, and though the textures they play with continue to evolve in vibrant and adventurous ways, that emotive heart still pulses with the same blood. Love, loss, and heartache ranging from the mundane to the existential, figure in music that grows from the fertile soil of shoegaze, post-rock, post-punk and more. The artistic chemistry between them is palpable in their most recent recordings and is a truly visceral force in their live show. Their intuitive use of various effects and their expressive range in dynamics is transportive, possibly even transcendent. At the same time, no matter how much volume and/or reverb is at work, it never overpowers. Balancing moodwith melody, texture with soul, PINE’s live show continues to win over audiences wherever their van can take them.

North America