A Fine Frenzy, the musical identity of Alison Sudol, has announced dates for a five-week tour of North America in support of her brand new album, 'Pines.' The tour kicks off at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Barbara, CA on October 11, includes the third annual City Arts Festival in Seattle, WA on October 18, and wraps up at Los Angeles' historic Wiltern on November 16. All shows are co-headlining with singer-songwriter Joshua Radin.

The third full-length from A Fine Frenzy, 'Pines' will be released on October 9. 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, their namesake.

A sensory experience of music, storytelling and emotion, the adventure of 'Pines' is further realized in a companion book and short film. The animated film 'Pines' integrates hand-cut sets, puppets, stop motion, physical effects, and layered glass to augment the depth and texture of the film. The book is a collaboration with illustrator Jen Lobo, whose aesthetic Sudol chose for her blend of "scientific precision and whimsical beauty."