The Pines

popbands, poplabels, poprecords

Moderator: shaved head thrills

a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

The Pines

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 31, 2007 09:51

I do love this band, but their back catalogue always seems a bit confusing. I've got the stuff on Matinee, but what other records should I buy?

User avatar
crystalball
Posts: 5197
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 18:04
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/felters
Location: That London
Contact:

Post by crystalball » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:29

I love them too. What's not to love? I've got a seven-inch they did on Long Lost Cousin and another one called 'Please Don't Get Married' - they're both great. Here's their discography: http://www.plumasbouncer.com/llc/band/pines/discography

Joe from The Pines used to teach me critical theory at uni. I had a right shock when I saw him get on stage and play with the Pines at the Chickfactor do in 2001!

a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:37

I'm listening to 'It's Been A While', which I suppose collects all their stuff together, including the single you just mentioned.

I've never seen them live. Have they stopped now?

User avatar
Martijn
Posts: 1260
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 20:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/thinksmall
Location: Exeter
Contact:

Post by Martijn » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:47

tastyzine wrote:I'm listening to 'It's Been A While', which I suppose collects all their stuff together, including the single you just mentioned.
It collects most, but not all songs. I don't know which ones though. I'll ask my better half, who knows such things.

There's also the Foxgloves, which is Joe's other band. If you like the Pines, you'll like them too. Some words on them, plus an mp3, can be found here and here.

User avatar
crystalball
Posts: 5197
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 18:04
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/felters
Location: That London
Contact:

Post by crystalball » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:48

I think they've stopped just because Pam Berry's got kids now. It's not like they used to play loads or anything but I saw them quite a few times when they first got together.

a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:50

Thanks, Martijn.

I interviewed Pam Berry once, and she was a complete diamond. A lovely woman. She wasn't very complimentary about Chickfactor, mind. They fell out, didn't they? Or did I just make that up?

User avatar
JohaN
Posts: 337
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:03
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: adamastor's adam's apple

Post by JohaN » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:50

aren't they one of those pipas-like transatlantic bands?
which presumably makes playing live difficult?

User avatar
Martijn
Posts: 1260
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 20:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/thinksmall
Location: Exeter
Contact:

Post by Martijn » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:53

No, last time I checked, they both lived in London. But a family and all that can get in the way of world tours and stuff like that. Which is fair enough.

a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:54

'Brand-New-Life' is playing now. It's bloody gorgeous, this. It sounds so Smiths-y.

User avatar
JohaN
Posts: 337
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:03
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: adamastor's adam's apple

Post by JohaN » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:00

ah!

when i was london (btw - hi! martijn! - yes, that day!) and made it to rough trade (and thanks, martijn! found it easily...) i had to choose between "it's been a while" and "r is for razorcuts"... and chose the latter (which i'm glad of now, because i think it's sold out/out of print?)

... but i still wish i'd stretched the budget just a little bit more and got this too...

User avatar
Martijn
Posts: 1260
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 20:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/thinksmall
Location: Exeter
Contact:

Post by Martijn » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:07

Ha! The people at Rough Trade must have thought the Pines were the next big thing or so, because we bought "It's been a while" during the same weekend. Perhaps even the same day, I don't remember. Our choice was made easier by the fact that we both owned a copy of "R is for... Razorcuts" already.

Oh and hi! too. Hope all is well with you. Can't believe it 's been almost a year (well, 10 months) since we met.

User avatar
Martijn
Posts: 1260
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 20:27
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/thinksmall
Location: Exeter
Contact:

Post by Martijn » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:09

Erm.. forget about that comment. You just told me you did not buy the cd, which in my brain got translated as you did buy the cd.

Perhaps I should use that brain now to do more useful stuff.

User avatar
aorta
Posts: 539
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 22:37
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Balamory

Post by aorta » Thu Nov 01, 2007 04:17

True Love Waits Vol 1 was released on Foxyboy. 'You Don't Say' and 'Incurable' are not on It's Been A While.
IT狂人
if i could change your mind, i'd really love to break your heart

a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Nov 01, 2007 07:37

The really long song - which I love - on True Love Waits Vol. 2 isn't on 'It's Been a While' either.

DimitraDaisy
Posts: 160
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:43
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/zoziepop/
Location: Exeter, Devon
Contact:

Post by DimitraDaisy » Thu Nov 01, 2007 07:46

tastyzine wrote:The really long song - which I love - on True Love Waits Vol. 2 isn't on 'It's Been a While' either.
Ah, yes. The really long song. That goes up and down and is full of pictures. I rather love that one. Then again, I love pretty much anything Joe has been involved in, so that doesn't mean anything in itself perhaps.

Other songs that are not on the compilation: 'Say it isn't so' and 'Satellites', 'Own the moon', the Sweet William cover that I loved to bits when I first heard; and 'Silver bells'. Oh and 'Leaving on your mind'.

User avatar
wrapyrtroubles
Posts: 772
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2008 15:42
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/egg_fang

the pines

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:25

hands up who loves the pines!

Image

true love waits, so i will wait for the pines the rest of my days <3

a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

Re: the pines

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:29

I love The Pines lots. That compilation Matinee put out a while back is wonderful.

I prefer the True Love Waits Vol 2 ep, mind.

User avatar
wrapyrtroubles
Posts: 772
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2008 15:42
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/egg_fang

Re: the pines

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:36

a layer of chips wrote:I prefer the True Love Waits Vol 2 ep, mind.
some people are never satisfied :(

it was for merely illustration purposes. my favourite pines-on-record experience is their track "fields in spain" on red square "the way things change" vol 1. because it was my first time and they stole my heart.

User avatar
Life on Deck
Posts: 733
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 20:02
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/sanglot/
Location: Stockholm, Sverige

Re: the pines

Post by Life on Deck » Mon Jun 23, 2008 13:35

Christ on a peddle pop. Is there not already a Pines thread? I'm pretty sure there is. If not, then shame be upon all of your fey indiepop shoulders.

Anyway, I love the Pines. Why ever not? It contains Pam Berry and I even named my cat after her. My favorite song has to be Familiar, which is on of course the True Love Waits Vol 2 EP. And of course their version of Brand New Day sinks my battleship.

Not obviously as important or wonderful as Black Tambourine or The Shapiros. Even Bright Coloured Lights for that matter, but still a battleship sinker of a band.
Is there love in the sound of a closing door?

User avatar
shaved head thrills
Posts: 508
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 07:02
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/saywerd
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Contact:

Re: the pines

Post by shaved head thrills » Mon Jun 23, 2008 15:06

best pines song song has got to be either "milk bar" or "satellites"
goah, i love them so much!!!

"milk bar" was the song that originally stole my heart though.
...sugar your best days are so long gone... so sad :(
all i ever wanted was a happy happy heart!
my indiepop music blog: http://skatterbrain.org

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest