Sunday, 12 October 2014

Join Me In The Pines, 'Inherit', Album Release

Join Me In The Pines, 'Golden Guilt'

Info: Inherit is the first album released by Join Me In The Pines, and the man behind the music, Dave Geraghty's first solo release since 2009's The Victory Dance. The fruits of almost two years work from writing to release (the album was launched on Friday, 10th of October), you get a sense that this album has been waiting for Geraghty in the background, until sufficient life experiences and memories had been stored up, ready to be poured into one piece of work. 

Join Me In The Pines have released a number of videos in the run up to the release of Inherit for tracks such as 'Joy Is Lion', 'At First Light', 'Should Not Roam' and 'Golden Guilt' (above), some of which have been featured here over the last 8 months. As such, I thought I'd focus on the tracks that haven't been covered previously and no better place to start than at the very beginning of the album and the track 'Mezzanine'. The track is a beautiful soft opener that almost beckons you towards the music that is to come on the rest of the album, an homage to an adopted hometown and reflections of happy and sad memories of the time spent there. 

One of my favourite tracks on the album is 'In The Ground', a dark gothic song with a sense of impending doom and wonderfully heavy acoustic riff the whole way through. By the half-way point of the track you feel almost suffocated, as if an arresting paralysis has taken hold and is pulling you under the water. The following track, 'Man With A Mission' has a very western feel about it musically, from the gospel-esque piano intro to the gritty vocals, you feel like you're in a desolate honky-tonk bar off a highway in the mid-west (of America, just to be clear). I also have to highlight how great the backing vocals of Clare Finglass and Dave's mother are, particularly where they feature at the start of the album. Overall, Inherit flows easily through different styles from beginning to end and is a very pleasurable listen with plenty of highlights, affirming Geraghty's song-writing credentials once again.

This Thursday, 16th of October, Join Me In The Pines will play Whelans of Wexford Street, doors at 8pm with support from the hotly tipped Wild Promises, and you can get tickets here. It really is a case of two great acts for the price of one at only €14.00.

Join Me In The Pines, 'Joy Is A Lion'

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