Pine Barons

Pine Barons

Museyroom, Carroll, Whaler

Mon, April 17, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$7.00

This event is 21 and over

Pine Barons
Pine Barons
Born among the pitch pines of southern New Jersey, Pine Barons is a brotherhood of four artists aiming to find their rock n roll destinies. With a wide spectrum of influences, from classic rock to folk, jazz, and punk, Pine Barons is an amalgamation of four personalities and visions whose friendship and respect shape their craft. After many half-magical high fives, this troupe of ultra-pals have scribed their plans to spread their music to the thinkers, friends, lovers, and magicians of the world and combat forces of malice.

"Their clever, playful name got our attention, and their snappy music held it."
-John Vettese, The Key WXPN

"Although their name is rooted in the forest, Pine Barons' music travels across wide open ranges and some rather rocky terrain, offering an interestingly mixed, yet fully organic, bag of influences and surprises."
-Peter Quinton, Monmouth University

"The glum tapering of the summer season in songs that feel more alive than you're probably thinking right now. Listen and you'll hear the triumphant graveyard shifting of Creeper Lagoon or some mutant, less mahogany-covered version of the capital Beachwood Sparks. You'll hear in them musky warmth, the smell of a toasty, wood-smoked flannel, rainbowed Autumn trees and a night cut wide open by a spitting orange bonfire."
-Sean Moeller, Daytrotter
Museyroom
Museyroom
Museyroom is a three-piece band from New York whose nuanced blend of pop music emanates nostalgia while maintaining a firm gaze toward the future. Concisely incorporating elements of electronic music, folk and psychedelia, each composition is a journey on its own, enveloping the listener in intimate and complex soundscapes.
Carroll
Philadelphia's Carroll, one of the most colorful, carefully honed acts in indie rock, are many things: young, vibrant, contemplative. But perhaps most interestingly, they’re a case study in how four distinct creative voices can coalesce into one balanced, relentlessly engaging sound.

The mechanics were simple enough: Near the end of 2011, Brian Hurlow’s demos (think melancholic, synth-based pop) caught the ear of his college classmate, Charlie Rudoy. The latter was a drummer who could bring to the songs a live, artful element. The pair quickly moved in together on St. Paul’s Carroll Avenue, tucked neatly in between Summit Hill and the Mississippi River. After some experimenting and tip-toeing through early gigs, Hurlow and Rudoy brought on board two more musicians to flesh out the live show. Max Kulicke and Charles McClung, talented artists in their own right, slid seamlessly into the line-up on guitar and bass, respectively. From there, Carroll—two Rs, two Ls, and now two Charlies—was set in motion.

An EP, Needs, was followed in quick succession by a host of accolades.

Though their buzz was reaching a fever pitch, Carroll escaped to a cabin in the remote Northern wilderness. There, they recorded a handful of demos that ended up—by chance, by fate—on the desk of the renowned producer Jon Low (The War on Drugs, The National, more). Low summoned the band to Philadelphia, where they cut and mixed their self-titled debut LP in 18 marathon days. The sound could be best described as closing your eyes and submerging yourself into a bathtub of your ideal warmth--only to open your eyes and discover you're bathing in a hazardous green liquid. Even knowing this, you can't deny that you feel warm and coddled.

Despite the pace at which it was made, Carroll (due out September 18 on Entertainment One Music) is thoughtful, pointed, dense, fun, hypnotic. As for that coalescence, the band refuses to get in its own way. Carroll’s exercise in writing perfectly fucked up pop gems yielded an LP that sounds like a pop approach to writing heady, woozy, psychedelic rock. With singles (“Bad Water,” “Alligator”) already dominating radio markets, Carroll should soon test its thesis from a much wider platform. Having opened for such disparate acts as Le1f and Dr. Dog, the four components to a singular vision are sure to find a home on dials and stages near you very soon.
Whaler
Whaler
Whaler was born of a particularly long and cold winter in West Philadelphia. Seeking an escape to warmer climates, all four of the band members quit their day jobs and embarked on a basement vacation from which they have yet to return. Surrounded by houseplants and surviving solely on cans of seltzer and cassette tapes, Whaler builds songs around warbly guitar, rock steady percussion, groovy bass and moody synth. Their debut record Natural Barriers, released in the summer of 2015, is the very first of the soon-to-be ubiquitous genre of Toadgaze.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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