Pinegrove: Tiny Desk Concert
There's a confessional quality to the songs of Pinegrove that feels reassuring. Watch the New Jersey band squeeze four songs into a scrappy, warmhearted 13-minute set.

Pinegrove went down to NPR’s offices and recorded a Tiny Desk Concert. You can now stream the entire thing over on their website. Seriously watch it, it’s awesome.

Half Waif - “Turn Me Around”

SXSW 2017 - OEB Score: 7; Popularity Index: 2

Pairs Well With…Bat For Lashes, Lucius, Pinegrove

Half Waif’s 2016 EP Probable Depths is unique in its synth pop ingredients, mixing in classical pop, percussive rock and electronic experimentation liberally.  Half Waif is Nandi Plunkett, also of alt country ramblers Pinegrove, an artist using this platform to stretch both vocally and musically, performing with spiritual ambience and dramatic grace in equal parts across her sophomore release.  It’s noticeably theatrical for an inward-facing record, dark but fully performed.  One of the best parts of Half Waif’s music is her use of organic, varied percussion to counteract/compliment computerized foundations. Since Half Waif jumps around freely, there are moments that land better than others, but there’s more payoff here than otherwise and bets on that this sound works great live (Plunkett plays with other members of Pinegrove on record and tour).

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Old Friends
  • Old Friends
  • Pinegrove
  • Cardinal

Walking out in the nighttime springtime, needling my way home. I saw Leah on the bus a few months ago. I saw some old friends at her funeral. My steps keep splitting my grief through these solipsistic moods. I should call my parents when I think of them, I should tell my friends when I love them. Maybe I shoulda gone out a bit more when you guys were still in town. I got too caught up in my own shit, that’s how every outcome’s such a comedown.

underrated bands that should be more popular part III

With Confidence (recently signed to Hopeless Records !!) - pop punk -

    songs i recommend - godzilla, voldemort, say you will

     if you like: all time low, waterparks, as it is 

Finish Ticket - indie/alternative rock -

    songs i recommend: never alone, scavenger, doctor

    if you like: bad suns, night riots, young rising sons

Cavetown (recommending again bc fav!) - alternative - (originals) (covers)

    songs i recommend: i promise i’m trying, rocket ships, it’s all good, banana


    if you like: spookyghostboy, just songs that can be upbeat or sad w/ well written lyrics :-)

Meet Me @ The Altar - pop punk (all girl band) -

    songs i recommend: miscommunication, i’d rather be miserable at home

    if you like: real friends

Without July - pop rock (all girl band) -

    songs i recommend: home, who are you?

    if you like: paramore

SWMRS - punk rock -

    songs i recommend: miss yer kiss, turn up

    if you like: milk teeth, neon trees, daddy issues

Pinegrove - alternative/ indie rock -

    songs i recommend: problems, new friends

    if you like: modern baseball

Waterparks - pop punk -

    songs i recommend: no capes, fantastic, i’m a natural blue

    if you like: as it is, state champs, songs that put you in a good mood !

spookyghostboy (Austin Thomas) (youtube channel) (more originals)

    songs i recommend: when i go, if i say

    if you like: cavetown, ben howard, calming music

All Dogs - pop punk -

    songs i recommend: LOVE SONG

    if you like: SWMRS

Cameron Sanderson - alternative -

    songs i recommend: invoke

    if you like: the 1975

Patternist - alternative pop -

    songs i recommend: dizzy, don’t you try, get you out

    if you like: the 1975, bleachers

  • Angelina
  • Pinegrove
  • Everything So Far

Washing windows with Angelina. I don’t understand anything. Violent angles from side to side. How’d you get so tangled up in my life? How’d you get so caught? How’d you get so tangled up? I love you like it’s the old days, when I could ask you anything. How’d you get so tangled up in my thinking? How’d you get so caught. How’d you get so tangled up?