Pinegrove // Photoset

5th December | Thekla

Usually when phrases like “It’s been a beast of a year for the band,” are appended to a feature, it’s to introduce some hyperbole about a successful release, a tour and widespread media adulation. It’s not so common for it to point a troubled twelve months, such asĀ Pinegrove have had. There have been all manner of reactions to their hiatus, some of them informed ones, precipitated by the allegations made against lead singer, Evan Stephens Hall.

There were a good many people packed below decks at Thekla and their reaction, based on what they heard, was full of positivity in welcoming them back. Their set contained material from their new album, Skylight, the proceeds of which are split between three causes: Musicares, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The Voting Rights Project. Jessica Bartolini was there for us to capture this photoset.

Listen to the title track from Skylight here: