The Pines perform in The Current studio

The Pines perform "All the While" live on 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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The Pines perform live in The Current studio
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It has been a few years since we last heard from local band The Pines, presumably because they were working hard on their newest release Dark So Gold and sharing the stage with master Minnesota songwriter Mason Jennings during his recent tour. In that time, The Pines has expanded sonically to unleash their most powerful, raw, and stirring compilation of songs, combining influences inspired by natural Midwest roots and time spent in Arizona to create a worthy-of-waiting accomplishment.

The band has expanded their line-up to seven musicians for this record, fusing talents that range from folk to blues and traditional indie rock for an end product that Rolling Stone's David Fricke describes as "quietly gripping."

Songs performed: "All The While," "If By Morning," "Cry, Cry, Crow," and "Rise Up and Be Lonely."

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    Alex Ramsey of The Pines (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    The Pines perform live in The Current studio (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    David Huckfelt of The Pines (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    The Pines perform live in The Current studio (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)