Pinecones Change Name to Arbor Labor Union, Sign to Sub Pop

Arbor Labor Union

Athens/Atlanta post-punk four-piece Pinecones have changed the band’s name to Arbor Labor Union and will release a follow-up to this year’s Sings For You Now on the storied, Seattle-based Sub Pop label next year, according to a press release.

Here’s our feature on Pinecones from June. If you still haven’t checked these guys out, do so via these three Sings For You Now singles:

Buy Arbor Labor Union a beer when they play the 40 Watt Club tomorrow with Wand and Shade.


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