Pinegrove

Pinegrove

Pinegrove Address “Sexual Coercion” and Announce a New Album

Jenn Pelly, writing at Pitchfork:

Since late 2017, both the band and the alleged victim have focused on coming to a private resolution via a trusted mediator. Until that resolution was reached, Hall said, “there was really no way for us to offer any clarification” to their fans. It was the alleged victim’s request that Pinegrove take a year off from touring and that Hall enter therapy. “We wanted to honor that,” Hall said. “She recognized that we’ve honored it, and has since approved our plan to release an album and play some shows later on this year.” (Their mediator confirmed this.)

Punk Talks Controversy: Pinegrove, a Mishandled Allegation, and Finding a Path Forward

Anna Gaca, writing at Spin:

Charity organizations often tout close connections to the communities they serve, but in the case of Punk Talks and misconduct allegations, the boundaries feel too unclear. The result is an embarrassing, rumor-fueled fiasco that’s arguably started more anguish than it solved. It’s a story of good intentions gone wrong; of a fledgling institution unprepared for the pressures of public reckoning; and of the pressing need for an uncompromised restorative justice process that can earn long-term trust from its constituents.

Pinegrove Share Update on Hiatus

Pinegrove have shared a new statement:

Pinegrove are continuing their hiatus and taking an extended period of time off the road. The band has cancelled the upcoming tour dates. Refunds are available from point of purchase – online ticket buyers will receive notification and a refund in the next 3-5 days. Thank you.

Pinegrove Anthology Up for Pre-Order

Pinegrove have a new anthology release, Everything So Far, up for pre-order.

[…] an anthology of all of Pinegrove’s output up to the point of their breakout Run For Cover Records full-length, Cardinal. The collection encapsulates their debut LP Meridian, a number of EPs and even some singles like the captivating track “Angelina” & Cardinal Favorite “New Friends.”

Pinegrove Release New Live Set

Pinegrove have released their new live album, Elsewhere, on Bandcamp. It is also available for purchase on cassette tape.

This tour took us across the United States through the days leading up to the 2016 US election, election day, & the aftermath. We felt consequently that it’s an especially good time to do what we can to promote love & equality. As a small gesture of commitment to the cause, this album is available for free or donation, & all profits will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.