Pine Barons
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Pine Barons

Philadelphia, PA | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Philadelphia, PA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Concert Review: Pine Barons, Districts, February 20, Lincoln Hall"

The stage at Lincoln Hall on Friday night was backlit by four plastic mannequins with big, flat, round white lights attached in lieu of heads. Walking in when the overhead lights were already off and the stage was lit I, and a few others around me, mistakenly thought there were four tuba players onstage, which would’ve been awesome – but either way it made for a very striking look onstage and a great setting for the opening band, who were strikingly weird (in the best of ways) themselves. The members, Keith, Brad, Collin and Shane (described on their Facebook page as vocal angel, vocal angel, vocal devil and percussion wizard, respectively) took to the stage as the Pine Barons. If you’re unfamiliar with the New Jersey ecosystem, which I am, you might miss the cleverness of the name, which I did, but along with millions of miles of majestic trees, this foursome grew out of the Pine Barrens of New Jersey (I always feel like with the plethora of just plain old dumb band names out there, it’s worth it to give a nod to a good one – well played gentlemen).

The Pine Barons, who depending on your mood could be described as indie, folk, or psych rock, are nothing if not eclectic – the band’s songs play creatively with texture, tone and have almost a tactile feel to them – the band produces engaging and bizarre sounds that you can almost see them squeezing, shaking and modulating out of their instruments as they float towards you. Take a listen to their 2013 self titled debut album and you’ll get an idea, with its squeaks, splashes, groans and rumbles – it’s anything but ordinary, but still keeps all the hook and catchiness of your more standard indie rock. The congenial foursome made their way through tracks from the 2013 release, creating those same intriguing and mysterious sounds onstage, which was a delight to see. Ending their set with “Don’t Believe What They Told You” the band went a little hardcore, a perfect choice to get the crowd ready for the rock and roll that was about to come from The Districts. - Panic Manual


"Six Philadelphia Artists Who Crushed it at SXSW 2015"

3. Pine Barons – These Jersey guys are in a pretty enviable place right now. They have super catchy indierock anthems and are tight performers, they’re on tour as direct support for their Philly BFF’s The Districts playing lots of sold out rooms, and they’ve got a new album in the can, waiting for somebody to release it. Hopefully this SXSW helps them out with that. I caught them at the Rachel Ray BBQ day party, and their short set had a lot of fire and energy. It was a hot and sunny day and I definitely got sunburnt. I also got serious Weezer vibes from Pine Barons’ very poppy new songs, which crosses surprisingly well with the Built to Spill / Dr. Dog approach of their earlier material. Excited to hear more from them. - WXPN The Key


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