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The Pine

The Pine: The PineThe Pine (2002)
Alone Records

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Contributed by: t-ravt-rav
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In a time where cookie-cutter, bandwagon jumping acts are multiplying by the hundreds each day, It's difficult to find a record that just puts you in that certain state anymore. You know, where you just have a complete loss for words...a record that gets you out of that ever so deep punk/hardcore ru.
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In a time where cookie-cutter, bandwagon jumping acts are multiplying by the hundreds each day, It's difficult to find a record that just puts you in that certain state anymore. You know, where you just have a complete loss for words...a record that gets you out of that ever so deep punk/hardcore rut. Well, for me this is it.

Bakersfield, Ca's the pine have been around since 1998 and although thats not a long time together, they have been an incredibly prolific band. Just randomly releasing anything and everything, and playing shows from dirt parking lots to bars. And though much of their stuff is out of print, the true gem lies in their self titled record which combines the bands first 7" and LP.

To describe their sound...well, take Husker du, Smashing pumpkins and early Samiam (NRA days) add a noisy, melancholic and much more melodic twist and there you have it...almost. But my description dosen't nearly do this band justice...there is just so, so much more to this record than anyone could ever write. So I'm gonna cut it short...I know how some of you like the long reviews but I'll just get to the point. This IS the record if your just bored with the armies of bland hot topic warriors polluting scenes far and wide. Where musical pride and dignity and a true appreciation for real independent music and press is still commonplace. One of the best records I've ever owned.

 

 
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Icapped2pac (February 24, 2004)

The music's pretty good, but Biz Markie sang better than this guy. It almost sounds like it's intentionally bad, too, which I don't condone. The mp3's I got say they're 192 but they sound like they were recorded on a Daewoo boombox, which isn't good either. Up the quality!

t-rav (February 24, 2004)

www.alonerecords.com
go to the releases page scroll way down til you see this album cover...there are 4 mp3s there.

Icapped2pac (February 23, 2004)

Anybody know where I can find mp3's? I don't see anything on their webpage. I really want to check these guys out.

gatecrasher (February 21, 2004)

score is for playing your shows in dirt parking lots

Anonymous (February 21, 2004)

jumping on which bandwagon exactly? this band is diy as hell, and the only band you can really say they jump is evergreen (altough late period husker du comparisons are also not bad). not exactly mtv wannabe's. these quys are the best 'album writers' around.

t-rav (February 20, 2004)

please...tell me how?

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

gnarg..if this is what is the musical highlight 2004 please shoot me right now, this is jumping on bandwagon deluxe

t-rav (February 20, 2004)

its me I swear to god

inagreendase (February 20, 2004)

http://www.punknews.org/article.php?sid=2464

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

score is for the album cover.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

??? Is this really him? How do you know?

--Cos
(feeling "old school")

maverick (February 20, 2004)

Welcome back, coldjuly!

-Scott

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