New Jersey outfit Pinegrove have announced their forthcoming album, 11:11, which will be out on January 28th via Rough Trade Records. In celebration of the announcement, they’ve shared a new single, “Alaska.”
Pinegrove self-produced the album, and it features mixing from Chris Walla. 11:11 serves as the follow-up to 2020’s Marigold. Frontperson Evan Stephens Hall says that the album could take on a whole slew of meanings. 11:11 could resemble a row of trees, as a nod to the album’s recurring theme of climate crisis and a playful way of self-titling the album. It could also stand for the number’s symbol for chance and synchronicity.
Today’s preview, “Alaska,” is a guitar-driven rock dune. The track truly bursts onto the scene with blistering guitars and dense melodies. This hook-driven tune is a perfect preview to the refined fifth Pinegrove album.
Listen to “Alaska” below.
“Calling the record 11:11 should be a heartening statement, though there’s certainly a range of emotion across the album,” Hall explains. “There’s so much to be angry about right now, and a lot of grief to metabolize. But hopefully, the loudest notes are of unity, collectivity, and community. I want to open a space for people to feel all these things.”
In the summer, Pinegrove shared a song from the album called “Orange.” The track was self-produced by frontman Evan Stephens Hall and Sam Skinner. In an Instagram post, Pinegrove called ‘Orange’ “a waltz about the climate crisis.” The title refers to the colour of Oregan’ skyline due to the wildfires throughout the area. Alongside the track, they also shared an acoustic version of it.
Check out the tracklist for 11:11 below or pre-order it here.
01 – “Habitat”
02 – “Alaska”
03 – “Iodine”
04 – “Orange”
05 – “Flora”
06 – “Respirate”
07 – “Let”
8 – “So What”
09 – “Swimming”
10 – “Cyclone”
11 – “11th Hour”
Catch Pinegrove at the Phoenix on February 12th or at Montreal’s L’astral on February 14th.