Wednesday, February 17, 2016


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.

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