Fire In the Pines

Wind Through The Barbwire

Wind Through the Barbwire now available!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

Wind Through the Barbwire now available!

Fire In The Pines of San Marcos, Texas seamlessly combine the emotional and the elemental. On their sophomore release, Wind Through The Barbwire, frontman Ben Worley’s honest and sharp writing is suffused with natural imagery, accompanied by folk instrumentation that flows from rustic and rock, to horn driven avant-garde and lush string arrangements. The album’s title track, saturated in imagery of West Texas, depicts a woman who has lost almost everything, and yet manages to discover love in all of the beautiful details of life. As the name implies, wind-like choruses sweep up between measured verse that both verbally and sonically idealize the region. “Everything Less” describes the very essence of loss and the poetry of filling the void that remains. Softly conveying that feeling of emptiness, the sextet is joined by Grace Park (The Deer, The Blue Hit) whose harmonies with Worley are beautifully showcased. Epic poetry meets Western soundtrack in “Mountain’s Song”, based on the Beowulf character Grendel and the pity felt for the monster. A churning acoustic guitar and subtle electric twang give way to atmospheric strings provided by Adam and David Moss (The Brother Brothers) while Worley sings of the desperation of a misunderstood monster. Guitar heavy “Burn My Car” goes maximum with multiple solos and distortion, threaded with flute from multi-instrumentalist Totter Todd. Pedal steel guitarist Curtis Clogston (The Railhouse Band, Steel Betty) lends his handiness to “Figure It Out”, where Fire In The Pines find themselves stylistically similar to Old 97’s. Wind Through The Barbwire was produced by Michael McLeod (The Deer, Good Field) and primarily recorded in a rented house in the country near San Marcos, where the studio was brought in and set up with help from the band. The rest of the album was recorded over the next two years in various houses and studios around Austin and Central Texas. Wind Through The Barbwire was mastered by Neil Strauch (Iron & Wine, Margot & the Nuclear So So’s, Andrew Bird). Listen at iTunes or your preferred digital platform, or even come see us LIVE! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailMorePinterestGoogleRedditTumblrLike this:Like...

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Playing on air at Folk Salad

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014

We are in route to Boulder to hook up with our sax player Totter Todd and the Gasoline Lollipops to rock out this evening- also tonight at 7 pm CST you can hear us do an interview and an in studio performance at Folk Salad in Tulsa with our buddies Richard Higgs and Scott Aycock- check it out here! http://publicradiotulsa.org/programs/folk-salad-895-1 Also a track from our record will be spinning on the Red Dirt Radio Hour show this evening at 9pm CST at KOSU.org Check it Out! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailMorePinterestGoogleRedditTumblrLike this:Like...

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Heart Of The Machine is now available!

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014

We are happy to announce that our debut album “Heart Of The Machine”, is now available for purchase on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, etc., and for streaming on the internet at Spotify and many others! We are going to be playing music all day on July 5th to celebrate, so whether you are a morning person or a night owl, you will be able to catch a set and pick up a physical copy of our CD (made with a Zero Carbon Footprint to boot)! Find the details for the official release shows below. We will be taking the new album on the road with our good friends the Lonesome Heroes following the launch party, so even if you aren’t in San Marcos, there’s a chance we will be stopping through a town near you: check out our current tour schedule here.”   Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailMorePinterestGoogleRedditTumblrLike this:Like...

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Live Video: Hell’s Half Acre Session

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

We were lucky enough to be captured beautifully in action by the Ramirez boys, Phil and Stephen, at a secret location along the San Marcos river. As you can see, we had a great time playing by the river (as usual!)- I hope you enjoy Heart of the Machine!   Video recorded by http://www.birdsiview.org Audio recorded by http://www.headwateraudio.com Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailMorePinterestGoogleRedditTumblrLike this:Like...

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