TUTTLE, DOUG

PINECONE (WILD HONEY RECORDS)

TUTTLE, DOUG - PINECONE 147525
Format:
1 LP
Release:
06.08.2021
Label:
WILD HONEY RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
147525
Barcode:
0664213633280
Wild Honey Records is proud to announce the release of "Pinecone" a new EP by american Songwriter Doug Tuttle.

Throughout the harrowed edges of the 2020 pandemic, Doug Tuttle's Pinecone EP was born from hours spent whiling uncertain landscape outside frayed and unraveled, Tuttle turned his task towards songwriting constructed around stripped-down melodies and simple, self-soothing repetition.

Like a half-recalled tune that sticks in your head or a mantra meant to focus the mind, each of these five songs is steeped in the nostalgic remembrance of better times set against a wobbling, unreliable reality.

At times adrift in cyclical jangly pop as on "Lead Mask," shimmering, affected piano and sun-blistered guitar as on the hook-y "Weak Ends," or thoroughly steeped in wavering, grief-laden guitar slide as on "Darkness Under Blight," Pinecone EP feels comfortably well-worn from back and forth pacing, or rubbed smooth like a worry-stone carried in the pocket.

Guitarist, vocalist, producer, and songwriter Doug Tuttle's first band, Mmoss, was a deeply psychedelic project and when it split, Tuttle shifted musical gears.

Recording in a home studio, Tuttle made records using various folk/rock, psych, and classic rock elements; his first two were lo-fi takes on melancholy psych pop that featured his buzzing guitar and mournful vocals.

By the time of 2017's Peace Potato though, he'd switched gears and began crafting mid-fi versions of mainstream '70s rock that wouldn't sound out of place next to Tom Petty on a playlist.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. BRUISED AND BOTHERED
  • 1.2. LEAD MASK
  • 1.3. DARKNESS UNDER BLIGHT
  • 1.4. LIBER GOLD
  • 1.5. WEAK ENDS