Pinegrove have released their new album Skylight through Bandcamp. The album is available in a pay-what-you-want format. All proceeds from the album will be split between three charities: Musicares, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Voting Rights Project.
The album was announced on Wednesday as part of a Pitchfork profile on frontman Evan Stephens Hall, who was accused of “sexual coercion” in 2017. The Pitchfork piece delved into the accusation and resulting fallout, and gave Hall, as well as a mediator for the alleged victim, a chance to elaborate on what had happened.
Reactions to the piece were divided. Some were happy to see the band emerge from a murky, ill-defined situation, but others felt that the redemption was unearned. Near the end of the profile, Hall revealed the band’s plans to self-release Skylight, and that all Bandcamp profits would benefit charity.
You can purchase Skylight here and revisit Pinegrove’s 2017 Paste Studio session below.