The band began as a recording project between lead singers/guitarists Evan Easthope and Kessiah Gordon. Back in 2008, in a yurt on John’s Island, Washington, they recorded the foundation of what would become Land of Pines' first three EPs. After working on the songs for two years, it became clear that they would need to assemble a full band to support the releases.
Enter Spencer Miller (bass), Kyle Holland (drums), and Alex Miller (keyboards/percussion). Within a year of the band's coalescence in September '10, the full group had garnered a bounty of local press, placed first in the national College Battle of the Bands competition, performed at numerous notable festivals, and established a beautiful and loyal fanbase in the Northwest.
In August of 2011, Land Of Pines began recording their first material written as a five-piece at Seattle’s Jupiter Studios with veteran rock producer Martin Feveyear (Presidents of the U.S.A., Screaming Trees, Mudhoney, Girls, Queens of the Stone Age, The Briefs). On November 20th, 2012, Fin Records released the leadoff single "Dead Feathers" b/w “Follow The Leader” [FIN-LE7-010] as a limited edition 7", marking the band's debut on vinyl record. In March of 2013, Fin will follow up with Land of Pines' fourth EP titled The Long Defeat. This forthcoming record is the final installment in an EP series that showcases the band’s sonic evolution from a pair of bedroom composers to a full-fledged musical entity.
Land of Pines is traipsing voraciously into a mellifluous future. Will we see you there?
“Land Of Pines plays youthful, dancey indie rock, bringing intoxicating, high-octane energy to live performances, with a quirky, unpretentious feel.”
– THE SEATTLE TIMES
“The band is all chugging hooks, soaringly catchy songs, a playful guy/girl vocal dynamic and it is all delivered with the earnestness only afforded to the young and talented.”
– SOUND THE SOUND
“In a live setting, Land Of Pines plays with energy and confidence that belies their relative youth.”
– SEATTLE WEEKLY
“Land Of Pines merit further serious exploration.”
“They [Land Of Pines] wail with nineties jam rock undertones and possess the same wow-we-sound-pretty-good giddiness that presides when everyone is in sync during your 20-minute long rendition of “Heart of Gold.”
– DLIST MAGAZINE
“Local quintet Land Of Pines is making the Evergreen State proud these days, playing a plethora of local shows and grabbing a lot of ears in the process.”
– SEATTLE FILM + MUSIC