With an intense cocktail of psychedelic guitar rock and R&B sensibility, In the Pines has been serving energetic grooves throughout Cincinnati and the greater midwest area since the band’s inception in 2015. The band’s unique style of dynamic rock is influenced by acts like Spoon, Dr. Dog, and Tame Impala, but continues to evolve and incorporate other genres. The inclusion of saxophone on songs like “Driftin” is an indication of the band’s concurrent love for jazz, fusion, and contemporary hip hop.
“The syncopated drums are to die for. The guitar is present, clear and tasteful. The keys carry the necessary moods. And the vocals hold your hand throughout the experience.”
– Alex D, In The Record Store
“”“CHIMES,” their new single, is a wonderfully smooth song that shows evidence of a band that is destined to do great things. Christian’s hauntingly suave vocals drive an elegantly layered backing track that sounds like it was produced by a band well into their prime. The song is vocally reminiscent of Jesse Rutherford, lead singer of The Neighbourhood, but with more grit and more range. Bobbing your head to this song is inevitable and is a sign that Mister Moon succeeded in creating a great track.” – Stefano Todaro, Vinyl Venue
“The disc opens with the droning “Waste,” an atmospheric tune that features hushed vocals. The Alt-J-like “Peer” benefits from perky synths and rattling percussion. Consisting of two drummers, two keyboardists and two guitars, the band plays sonically lush melodies.”- Jeff Niesel, Cleveland Scene Magazine