We are thrilled to announce the release of our second full-length album—Ordinary Things — 12 songs about life, love, secret longings, declarations; the undertows that pull at all of us.
Approachable on first listen, rewarding for those who return. The songs command, beg, bemoan and declare hard truths. Leslie takes a familiar sounding phrase; “the cradle robbed my baby,” and with a slight of hand, makes it mysterious, even terrifying. The words, “you clung like burnt sugar” bring in all the senses. It's evocative without being direct; makes you feel more than you know. The limitless quest for the small moments of beauty, and the element of sweet surprise captivates and won't let go.
Here is one of the songs from the album in a video produced by our dear friend Trent Siegel www.trentsiegel.com
Ordinary Things is produced by Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney, Posies, The Supersuckers) and Mastered by Ed Brooks (The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Pearl Jam), Ordinary Things conjures unassuming moments of beauty through elements such as the vapor trail of a pedal steel guitar, an R&B double-stop guitar riff that would please Curtis Mayfield or Cornell Dupree, and an old-time fiddle and stand-up bass.
Photo © Don Mason
Pineola is Americana; a melting pot of Country, R&B, Rock, and Folk. The five-piece band hails from Seattle, WA, but the members are all transplants from small American towns. They bring the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Coast, the Blue Mountains to the Olympic Range, the longleaf pine to the ponderosa.
The songs are written by lead singer Leslie Braly: snapshots documented in delicate layers. Leslie also plays acoustic guitar and is joined by John Owen - guitar, Josh Woods - bass, Dirk Lebsack - drums, and Ed Brooks - pedal steel.