Southern California based ethereal folk group The Midnight Pine have just unveiled a live performance video for the track “Bends and Bows.” The song is featured on their forthcoming s/t album which drops on October 7th via The Redwoods Music. Shot in an underground storm tunnel in their native San Diego, the performance radiates with a natural reverb, which lends itself beautifully to the talents of lead vocalist Shelbi Bennett. Impose Magazine has called the song “absolutely gorgeous,” and packed with “incredible emotion.” Shelbi spoke about how the performance came together:
“That video was filmed in this tunnel that I stumbled upon a few years back,” expands Bennett. “It’s my favorite place to sing because of the natural reverb. I go down there to sing just because it feels good. The day we filmed was a couple days after my fiance and I split up so there was a lot of weight and emotion in the tunnel that day. I think the way all of that is translated into the video is pretty special.”
Fans can check out the live video for “Bends and Bows” here.
The Midnight Pine marks the follow up to 2014’s acclaimed Buried album, which was celebrated by Los Angeles NPR affiliate KCRW as an “album of the year.” To celebrate the physical release of the new record, The Midnight Pine will be playing a release show on September 9th at Moniker Warehouse in San Diego.
The Midnight Pine is composed of vocalist Shelbi Bennett, guitarist/vocalist Matt Molarius (Transfer), lyricist/percussionist Alfred Howard (K23, The Heavy Guilt), bassist Jason Littlefield, guitarist / pedal steel player Dillon Casey, Daniel Schraer on keys, and Jake Najor on drums.