The Pines Premiere “Time Dreams” on Democracy Now, Receive Great No Depression Review, Seeking New CMJ Peak
The Pines write music inspired by their surroundings, specifically those of the Midwest region of the United States they call home. Their album art for their new album, Above the Prairie, aptly depicts the colors of their sound: Earthy, down-home Americana with broad strokes of twinkling atmospherics and dark sweeping hues. On “Time Dreams,” the final track on the album, the three-piece group invites Native American activist and poet John Trudell to recite a metaphysical poem with gentle Native American chanting in the background. Check out the track via Democracy Now here, where you can also read how Trudell incorporated radio into his political work.
No Depression gave Above the Prairie a heralding review saying it “boasts a series of shimmering, seductive soundscapes that pointedly reflect the other-worldly imagery suggested by its title. Within this beguiling set of songs there exists a dream-like pastiche accompanied by a nocturnal gaze.” The most “moving” track, according to the review, is the collaboration with Trudell who “provides a spoken narrative that not only illuminates the song’s quiet embrace, but also raises the emotional bar overall.” Read the review here.
The record is seeking a new CMJ peak after debuting at #86 at Radio 200. Highlight Above the Prairie on your playlist today!