Rootsy New Jersey indie rockers Pinegrove, whose Cardinal was one of the absolute best albums of 2016, have released a new live album called Elsewhere. It was recorded near the end of a year when they played nearly 200 shows, and their road-tested experience shows in the quality of their performance. The album is available for free or a price of your choosing, with all proceeds donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Stream it below, and read on for a note from the band.
Singer/guitarist Evan Stephens Hall writes:
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
A cassette version of Elsewhere is available at Bandcamp with an estimate ship date of 3/1.