On Friday, New Jersey roots-rock outfit Pinegrove
, a live album recorded on their cross country tour at the end of 2016. This extensive tour included nearly 200 shows, some of which they shared with Kevin Devine, Julian Baker, and Petal. Their self-released debut album, Cardinal
, was one of the best releases of 2016 and garnered them a devoted word of mouth fan base. However, Evan Stephens Hall's nervous and nuanced anthems come through best when in a live setting. Elsewhere
is a collection of songs from the band's past releases, delivered with an energy that places you in the room with the them. This album, along with the rest of their catalogue can be purchased for a "pay what you can" donation on Bandcamp, with all of the proceeds going to Southern Poverty Law Center. A cassette version of Elsewhere
is also available and will be shipped on 3/1.
Read their statement about the album:
We recorded these songs towards the end of our tour with Kevin Devine, Petal, & Julien Baker the last run of a year in which we played almost 200 shows! This release is intended as a thank you letter to everybody who supported us in any way. It was a challenging year, but So rewarding to meet so many wonderful people, & to learn a little more about what this good country is really like. We have found it to be beautiful the whole way through, populated by excellent people everywhere. We thank you sincerely for your help, your love, & your generosity. This tour took us across the United States through the days leading up to the 2016 US election, election day, & the aftermath. We felt consequently that it's an especially good time to do what we can to promote love & equality. As a small gesture of commitment to the cause, this album is available for free or donation, & all profits will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Thanks again.
Evan Stephens Hall