A little Moondoggies, a little Hundred Visions, a touch of Walkmen and a whole lot of beer soaked youth.
Why You Should Care:
More often than not the best rock and roll is ragged and raw, and pine barons rough edges hint that true greatness may be just around the corner
Hailing from the Southern New Jersey/Philadelphiaarea, the four dudes collectively known as Pine Barons (their name is a play on the wooded area of New Jersey known as the Pine Barrens) walk a fine line between pop, punk snarl and country twang. On tracks like "Carnival" and "Black Matter" they mix the anthemic and the weird with ease but it's on the track "Since I've Been Away" that the band finds it's real soul.
A closing time anthem sung from the bottom of a half empty glass, "Away" is a straight up dudes lament. "Nothing will be boring" the narrator howls only to make the empty promise of "next time" because life is scary, but bravado and clarity are easy after a long night of drinking.