11/7/15 · Take This To Heart Records · T3H-021
Cope. Not everyone does it the same way. Not everyone can put the pen to paper, create, sing and repeat every night without losing candor. Every story is unique. Every story is unparalleled. Take This To Heart Records is proud to present four songs from two bands that exude sincerity in the most endearing ways.
Dead Leaves & PINE have teamed up to put together a mercurial split that penetrates and cuts the skin with both beauty and eloquence. Spinning emotional webs that revolve around heart wrenching retellings of vulnerability, love and death. These songs not only stick to your soul, but also leave an imprint.
“I started writing ‘Recycled Air’ in February and kind of set it aside until my Dad passed away”, reveals Dead Leaves vocalist/guitarist Elliot Blair. “I picked the song back up and finished it out of anger, frustration and sadness.” Elliot put a lifetime’s worth affection and adoration into two and a half minutes that simply brings the listener closer with every syllable sung.
PINE vocalist Darlene Deschamps’ delivery is ripe with volatility as she sings, “Use me… I don’t have another way out” in the split closer Lopri. Her unabashed unapologetic vocals work perfectly diving in and out of pulsing drums and guitars that seem to shift from soothing to angry, as the mood dictates.
Cleveland, Ohio’s Dead Leaves recently re-released their stellar self-titled EP through Take This To Heart Records that fits in with bands like Brand New and Say Anything. While Ontario, Canada’s PINE comes off the heels of a fantastic self released debut EP entitled “you bury me” that feels right at home with the likes of Field Mouse, Lydia and Balance and Composure.