Taking their name from New York’s infamous holiday spot, the Fire Island Pines are a band that hails from far less glitzy origins. Six suburban guys from the far South West of England who’ve never quite known what they’re doing. Now they’ve
finally produced a full length album, “True Grit”, released through Firestation Records on 25th July 2014. The album gives the band a chance to work through their issues, absorbing a wide range of influences from No Wave to c86 and far beyond. Having failed at emulating their heroes, they have inadvertently created something that is entirely their own; a rich sonic lather foaming with existential anguish and bittersweet urgency.
Reviews for previous releases:
“A reason to dance around your bedroom” – Gold Flake Paint
Fire Island Pines clearly know their Smiths, Pulp and Felt…
“finely appointed, gentlemanly pop” – Clicky Clicky Music
An uplifting jangle of intricately woven melodies – Art is
Hard Records Blog
The shy sophisticate sensitivity of Felt meets the swoon of
early Postcard jangle – Folly of Youth
Limited edition of 300 copies each format.
Tracklist: You Don’t Mean To Hurt Me / Nineteen Fifteen / Candy Streets / Last Minute / Bo Dep / Never Be Me / Folio / Years / Going Native / Sister Ruth