The Whispering Pines find music that binds them together in thrift shops and flea markets, in the cardboard boxes of vinyl that spent decades in isolation and are once again coveted items. Bands like Cowboy and The Allman Brothers seeped into their ears, meshing with California-influenced psychedelic folk rock bands to create a new generation of songwriters like Neal Casal, Jonathan Wilson, and The Whispering Pines. The 1970's bands permeate their influences and recording.
The Whispering Pines are not a "throw back" band, though, as their creative partners and good friends from the band Everest helped with ideas along the way, bringing the recordings from three different studios together into one cohesive album. Their self-titled second record should be hear in its entirety, like most records of the 1970's. Its beauty is not in any one single, but in the songs together as a vibe and mood--West Coast easy, without getting too heady.
Their next record is already in the works, and given the growth of the band between these two releases, it should prove to be an even clearer reflection of The Whispering Pines and what they want from their records. As they develop their live performances and take their show to new audiences outside Southern California, their sound will emerge as one with a gentle groove that attracts fans.
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The Whispering Pines
Everest Into the Grey
The Who The Ultimate Collection
Jonathan Wilson Gentle Spirit
Cowboy Reach For The Sky