Southern California’s The Midnight Pine have just unveiled the first single off of their forthcoming s/t record, to be released on October 7th via The Redwoods Music. The ethereal folk group premiered the track on All Things Go Music earlier in the week, who described the song as being “not rooted in time, but in the history of rock, blues, and jazz (with just a touch of psychedelia).” Fans can listen to the new single “Vice” here.
Guitarist Matt Molarius had this to say about the track: “Josh had a wurlitzer piano in his dining room and we sat around the table with an acoustic, Josh on the wurli and wrote “Vice.” The horns and strings really make it a whole other animal.”
The Midnight Pine marks the follow up to 2014’s acclaimed Buried album, which was highly acclaimed and chosen by Los Angeles NPR affiliate KCRW as an “album of the year.” To celebrate the physical release of the new record, the band played a packed hometown show in their native San Diego this past weekend.
Fans can pre-order The Midnight Pine album here and receive a download of the unreleased track, “Grace.”
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.