White Pines – A Face Made Of Wood EP
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White Pines is the project of Joseph Scott from Brooklyn. Before this side project of him grew to be his full time project he played in bands like That’s Him! That’s The Guy!, Canada or Saturday Looks Good To Me. Seems to be lots of potential to make good music on his own.
In an interview at Fogged Clarity he says that White Pines is more personal than everything he did before. Also he did not have pressure to write his songs and now can express himself in a more intimate way as ever before.
His EP, A Face Made Of Wood, was released via Jumberlack this year and features five tracks of him playing acoustic guitar and singing. But as you listen to the tracks, you realize that this release is more indie folk than the other releases reviewed here. And this is not meant to be a negative point, but I just want to tell you, that it may sounds different as you think.
Among the guitar, you find rich and elaborated instrumentations. Percussions are always present and strings are not unusual guests colorful accentuating the songs’ emotions. At some points you can hear backing vocals supporting the lush character of the EP. Scott’s voice itself is clear and carrys a lot of hopeful feelings in it making the tracks also sound more hopeful than depressed or despaired. But don’t get me wrong, Joseph Scott is not a man singing about the bright sunshine and cute little bugs flying all around.
So, if you want to listen to some really good indie folk, don’t wait and give White Pines a try. You can stream and buy the EP at Jumberlack. It’s mainly a Mp3 release but if you are quick (and very nice) you also can get one of the great looking cds. Don’t forget to visit the MySpace sites of the artist and the label for further information.