The third full-length from A Fine Frenzy, PINES will be released on Virgin Records. This imaginative fable about a pining tree who is given the unheard-of
chance (for a conifer) to make a life of her own choosing was crafted
by Sudol in response to our accelerating pace of life in the 21st century.
Drawing inspiration from the redwood forests and dramatic landscapes
of Northern California and Washington s Cascade Mountains, the thirteen
new original songs survey a sonic landscape as vast and deep as the woods,
A sensory experience of music, storytelling and emotion, the adventure of
PINES is further realized in a companion e-book and short fi lm. The animated
fi lm PINES integrates hand-cut sets, puppets, stop motion, physical effects,
and layered glass to augment the depth and texture of the fi lm. The e-book
is a collaboration with illustrator Jen Lobo, whose aesthetic Sudol chose for
her blend of scientifi c precision and whimsical beauty.
Since A Fine Frenzy s 2007 debut One Cell In The Sea, which spawned the
hit Almost Lover, Sudol has proven herself a consummate, imaginative
storyteller. Produced by Keefus Green (Everlast, Cassandra Wilson, Joe
Henry, Benji Hughes), and recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios, PINES rekindles Sudol s childlike sense of wonder after her 2009 electro-pop outing Bomb
In A Birdcage.