Scott Pine & the Conifers

Scott Pine & the Conifers

 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
BandPopRock

Our jaunty pop-rock compositions balance accessible melodies with literate, quirky lyrics to coax out the romantic in hipster and fogy alike. We prefer warm guitars, stabs of synth, and varied, upbeat rhythms. Up-front vocals + intuitive song structures = you become the background singer.

Biography

Scott Pine and the Conifers were conceived when three high school students discovered Billy Weber’s affinity for songwriting during a coffee-house performance at Liberty High School in Pennsylvania, where Billy taught English and Mike DeCrosta (guitar), Zack Biro (drums) and Erik Kelechava (bass) attended. Of the three, Mike had Billy as a teacher and was semi-familiar with his musical interests, having heard his musical take on Wallace Stevens’ poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” during class. At the coffee-house, Billy performed “Tableau Love” to a delightfully surprised crowd of mostly high-school students, of whom Billy was only a few years their elder. Soon after Billy was invited to play at a handful of local shows and the future Conifers discussed forming a band. In 2008, Scott Pine and the Conifers formed and began performing shows at the Wildflower Café in Bethlehem, PA. Over time the band has evolved from a group of musicians backing up Weber on his slightly quirky but undeniably catchy pop-tunes to a true band which takes part in the composition of each song and can be compared stylistically to The Talking Heads, Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco and The Killers. The band independently released their album "Kissing in Brackets" on November 30, 2011. Following the release, the band played a string of shows including performances at Nowadays, an indie music festival featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, RJD2, Maps and Atlases, We Are Scientists and other performers and Musikfest, a 10-day long music festival that is visited by over one million people yearly.

The band is recording a 4 song EP that will available on CD and vinyl in the spring of 2013.

Discography

"The Amelie EP"
May 2009

"It's Getting Early" LP
June 2010

"The Great Egret Sessions" EP
February 2011

"Kissing in Brackets"
November 2011