Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The Pinecones - some appetizer tracks from "Sage" (CAN 2010)
From Toronto, Ontario, Canada, come THE PINECONES (former BRENT RANDALL AND HIS PINECONES) who have a new album out called Sage.
Brent Randall wrote me a mail and kindly allowed me to post some tracks for you blog readers to download and enjoy! Thanks, man!
Q: Where exactly are you from?
A: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Q: Do you want your real names mentioned? If so: What are your real names?
A: Brent Randall, Paul Linklater, Brian O'Reilly and Joel Goguen
Q: Who involved? Who played what?
A: Brent Randall - vocals, guitar, bass, organ, piano, percussion
Paul Linklater - drums, guitar, bass, vocals, banjo, autoharp, organ, percussion
Brian O'Reilly - guitar, drums, mellotron, organ, vocals, percussion
Joel Goguen - bass, vocals, percussion
John Tielli - theremin
Donna Linklater - tibetan oboe, recorder
Q: Since when does this band/project exist?
A: Brent Randall & his Pinecones began in 2004... this formation of the Pinecones began just in 2009!
Q: How/where was Sage recorded?
A: In our drummer's basement studio. To computer with a couple mics... super quickly, super spontaneous. Often the lead vocal, acoustic guitar and drums were done in a small room to two mics. Lots of bleeing. Mostly live in two or three takes.
Q: When recorded?
A: Over the coarse of 2009 in itty bitty installments.
Q: Any more releases? any "official" releases?
A: In 2009 I released a solo album Brent Randall & his Pinecones of orchestral pop music on Endearing Records out of Canada titled "We Were Strangers in Paddington Green." Sort of Harry Nilsson/Beatles sort of vibe. Not so lofi, that one.
In 2004 I released my first ep "Quite Precisely Brent Randall and his Pinecones" on Just Friends Records. A lofi chamber psych bit. (http://www.justfriends.ca/)
Q: How'd you "label" your music?
A: The Kinks, The Beatles, The Hollies, The Turtles, The Zombies, Pavement
Q: Website, myspace?
Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...
A: We are beginning work on a concept album on the origins of Canada completely on 4-track. Entitled "Dominion" it will be finished this summer. May feature an expert harpsichordist.
(Interview with Brent Randall via email)
Excellent psyche-pop cd! If you're into (mostly) British late 60s style toytown/psychedelic pop music search no further! Recommended!
You may buy the Sage cd here:
THE PINECONES: some appetizer tracks from "Sage"
(mp3-zip, 3 tracks, 7.45 min, 7,2 MB)