Don’t Sleep On Pine’s Decadent Dreampop EP ‘Pillow Talk’
Canadian outfit Pine craft gazey soundscapes on new EP Pillow Talk, which you can hear in full below before it drops tomorrow via No Sleep Records. The band's greatest strength is their ability to twist elements of dreampop into different directions. This is facilitated a great deal by lead singer Darlene Deschamps' gorgeous voice, which can switch from fiery to atmospheric in an instant. Their guitars are just as hazy and pliable, the moody "Un(rest)" sliding nicely into the swelling "Jilt," making for a decadent combination. Pillow Talk is an EP that explores a lot of what can be done with the genre, and one you won't want to sleep on.
Hear the whole thing below, and pre-order it right here. Also, read an introductory interview with Deschamps as part of our Count Off series.
1: Describe your band in one sentence.
WE LIKE GUITAR PEDALS.
2: What do your parents think about your music?
To be honest, my mom cries every time she hears a Pine song, live or recorded.
I also know a lot of the guys' parents approve of Pine way more than the previous hardcore projects they had been in.
3: What are three things you can’t do without on tour?
Deodorant, my squishy pillow and Apple Music, because I don't want to be stuck in a van with four stinky guys, not comfortable sitting in complete silence.
4: Who do you play music 4?
I play music 4 the people, 2 the people — but honestly, for myself. There's nothing I'd rather be doing.
7: Do you believe in luck?
Like, maybe for a minute, but I think things will happen for you if you work hard for them. Don't rely on the world to just hand things to you, because it doesn't work that way.
9: If you could be any musician in a past life, who would it be?
Etta James, 'cause her voice is brilliant. I'm sure Holden [Egan, guitarist] would say something like Kurt Cobain, though.
10: What was your favorite album when you were 10?
To be honest, probably every single Britney Spears / Eminem record that was out at that point. I was pretty serious about it.
20: If I gave you a $20 bill right now, what would you spend it on?
BILLS BILLS BILLS. Or a Venti Iced Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato. Or 10.
Maybe even a Crunchwrap from Taco Bell. I swear I'm not getting paid to say this.
80: What will you listen to when you’re 80?
Probably a lot of stuff that doesn't exist yet, and a whole lot of songs that I vibed with when I was young so I can feel youthful and nostalgic.
666: Who or what would you go to hell for?
Well, if we're gonna be serious, probably not a whole lot, because that doesn't sound like something that's enjoyable. But I guess I'd have to say Pine or my cat Lily.
96: What is your favorite album from 1996?
Fantastic Planet by Failure. Pretty sure most of Pine backs that record, too.