US ALBUM RELEASE OF 'GERONIMO!' IS SET FOR OCT. 16 ON HIGHLINE RECORDS
**** - UNCUT
Raised in Kansas and not allowed to listen to secular music during her childhood, Piney Gir kicked off her church shoes to sing rock 'n' roll music, and has since drawn comparisons to Jenny Lewis and Nellie McKay. The release of Geronimo! in the UK has firmly established her as an "indie pop scenester" (All Music Guide), and the album is slated for a US release October 16 on Highline Records. UNCUT gave the album four stars while The Sun called it "undeniably charming." Q Magazine called it "exuberant, bursts with joy, divine."
Check out the video for "Outta Sight" here, made using 8mm film and featuring puppets:
With an upbringing rooted in the Pentecostal Church, Piney grew up singing in choirs and playing the piano and drums. At the age of 14, when her father moved to start a prison ministry in Seattle, she was transferred to public school and suddenly exposed to popular culture; she soaked it up like a sponge.
Produced by Brian Jonestown Massacre's Rob Campanella, Geronimo! was recorded in Los Angeles, CA. Nelson Bragg (who plays percussion with Brian Wilson) and one of the Beatles' 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' brass section contribute parts. The result is big-eared pop that references the Byrds, The Beach Boys, and Phil Spector while sounding entirely current.
Piney has opened for the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Wanda Jackson, Erasure, and Martha Wainwright. Her music has been featured in the TV shows Misfits (E4), Made In Chelsea (E4), Hit & Miss (Sky TV) and Private Practice (ABC) and has been featured in the New Singles & EPs section of the iTunes Store in the UK. She has performed at numerous festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival, Big Chill, Larmer Tree, Wychwood, Cornbury, Camden Crawl and SXSW. Piney Gir is also a former member of the all-girl, art-rock, cult-classic group The Schla La Las and the synth-pop duo Vic Twenty.