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That’s the case with “Fulcrum Chalet,” one of the highlights from the new EP from Ryan Hoffman and the Pioneers that sounds a bit like the New Pornographers unplugged. - more at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Hip stuff, but accessible and alluring, too, in a Fleet Foxes kind of way, with dual male and female vocals. - more at Beaver County Times
What a glorious friend. Get familiar. It’s comfy. - more at Come Here Floyd
Head for the United States, especially the city of Pittsburgh, [to find] Ryan Hoffman and the Pioneers, or for the intimate RH + Pioneers - more at Djolo
Underground by Pittsburgh natives RH Pioneers feels like a big celebratory fanciful piece of indie rock - more at American Pancake
Delicate and precise, Ryan Hoffman’s The Pines is a gentle foray into full-band folk-drenched indie rock. Hoffman manages to pen lyrics and guitar melodies that pair with moving strings to evoke a feeling of longing and emotional hunger, as exemplified on “View and the Void.” - more at Pittsburgh City Paper
The Pines by songwriter Ryan Hoffman is a deeply atmospheric album encumbered with a sense of rural space and contemplative introspection. Hoffman’s vocal style, which is clearly influenced by classic literary songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, weaves poetic narratives within finely wrought arrangements which span from sparse and simplistic to complex and ornate. - more at Sound Scene Express