Pinegrove Address “Sexual Coercion” Statement, New Album Skylight Out This Friday

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Pinegrove will self-release a new album, Skylight, this Friday (9/28). Proceeds from the Bandcamp sales of the album will go towards three charities: the Voting Rights Project, the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, and Musicares. They also plan to play shows later this year. In an extensive new Pitchfork piece, Evan Stephens Hall … More »

Pinegrove Address Album Release Controversy

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Pinegrove’s Evan Stephens Hall put the band on hiatus last fall after being accused of sexual coercion and issuing a statement apologizing for his behavior with women. That left the status of the band’s follow-up their 2016 album Cardinal, which was expected to come out this year, in question. More »

Half Waif Says Pinegrove’s New Album Skylight Is Still Coming Out, Band Is Already Working On The Next One

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Late last year, shortly after sharing a new single, Pinegrove frontman Evan Stephens Hall responded to a private accusation of sexual coercion by issuing a lengthy public statement apologizing for his behavior with women, cancelling a planned tour, and putting the whole band on hiatus. Nandi Rose Plunkett left Pinegrove last August … More »

Pinegrove Share Update On Hiatus

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Last year, Pinegrove frontman Evan Stephens Hall responded to an accusation of sexual coercion by writing a long personal statement, reflecting on all the ways in which he felt he had abused his status as a musician, taking advantage of an “unfair power dynamic” and sometimes being “intimate with people that i’ve met on … More »

The Year Of Exposing Abusers

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Most people who work in media will tell you that it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the number of harassment, assault, and misconduct allegations that have surfaced over the past year. The Stereogum staff has reported on so many allegations as of late that even trying to remember which one was the … More »

Pinegrove Frontman Apologizes For Behavior With Women, Cancels Tour

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Pinegrove have cancelled their upcoming US tour following an allegation of sexual coercion leveled against frontman Evan Stephens Hall. In a lengthy Facebook statement, Stephens Hall details a brief but intense relationship he had with a woman who accused him of sexual coercion. He goes on to reflect on the way he has … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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The NYC media landscape is reeling after Gothamist and DNAinfo were unceremoniously shut down yesterday by their billionaire owner Joe Ricketts. Those of us who live in New York read those two sites regularly, and we’re definitely going to be a lot less informed on the goings on about town now. It’s hard … More »

Pinegrove – “Intrepid”

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Pinegrove’s incredible Cardinal landed the rootsy, emotionally charged indie-rockers on our Best New Bands Of 2016 and 50 Best Albums Of 2016 lists, and since then, we’ve waited breathlessly for news of a follow-up. And, well, we’re still waiting, but now we have some new Pinegrove to listen to while we wait. More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

Stream New Green Day Tribute Album Featuring Lomelda, Ratboys, Pinegrove’s Evan Stephens Hall, & More

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Artists including Lomelda, Ratboys, Pinegrove’s Evan Stephens Hall, Sorority Noise’s Cameron Boucher, Adult Mom, and Kevin Devine have teamed up for Earth Day: A Tribute to Green Day, a Green Day tribute album for charity. Per the project’s description on Bandcamp: … More »