Piney Gir – the indie rock artist who was not allowed to listen to pop music until the age of 14 – will tour with former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes as support act. Brooklyn Vegan has already previewed the tour.
Piney Gir’s new album ‘Mr. Hyde’s Wild Ride’ (Greyday Records / February 19)
has already been spotlighted by Impose, Pop Matters, Huffington Post,
and Paste Magazine. ‘Mr. Hyde’s Wild Ride’ features her signature wild
Brian Wilson-esque harmonies along with some of her most incisive lyrics
to date, and addresses her hyper-religious upbringing.
“Mouse of a Ghost” music video.
Gaz Coombes/Piney Gir North American Tour Dates:
March 21 - Philadelphia, PA - The Underground Arts
March 22 - Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java
March 24 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
March 25 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
March 26 - Boston, MA - David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music
March 28 - Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel
March 30 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
April 1 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
April 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Piney's pulled together a stellar band on ‘Mr. Hyde’s Wild Ride,’ with
members of Coombes’ and Emiliana Torrini's touring band jumping in on
guitar, bass and drums alongside The Smith Brothers & regular
collaborator Garo Nahoulakian takes a seat in the producer’s chair. Andy
Ramsay of Stereolab makes an appearance on drums; the bulk of the album
was recorded in his South London studio. The rest was whipped-up in
Piney’s little Hackney Studio, small and perfectly formed like a musical
toy box, chock-full of space echo, marimba, omnichord and pocket piano,
which combine to create a euphoric indie-starshine. Think Yoshimi-era
Flaming Lips alongside sparkling tableaux of Mercury Rev., the
tunefulness of Grandaddy and riff-led counter-melodies like The Pixies.