Pinegrove – Cardinal

It’s a blessing that Cardinal, the debut album from DIY alt country outfit Pinegrove, runs only eight songs deep and clocks in at just over half an hour. It would be difficult, though not quite unpleasant, to spend any more time in the same space as Evan Stephens Hall’s cracking falsetto. Imagine being at a house party at which half the guests are apparitions from your past, floating into your periphery just long enough to register their presence before disappearing into the next room. This is sort of what it’s like to listen to Cardinal, an album that keeps one foot in the past but occasionally looks toward the future with loud guitars, uplifting choruses, and a prevailing sense that life is best listened to with the volume turned all the way up.

Release Date
February 12, 2016
Run for Cover Records
digital, vinyl, cd
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