Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hair Police drummer Trevor Tremaine leads ATTEMPT into “Against The Light,” arriving via Lexington’s Desperate Spirits on Oct. 27th.

EP’s title track is Paste Magazine’s “Daily Dose”. Writer Robert Ham says, “Keep this on repeat while you quietly melt into your office chair.”

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Trevor Tremaine of ATTEMPT by Kim Conlee.

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“Against The Light” by ATTEMPT is the “Daily Dose” at Paste! Listen here or via the links below.








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ATTEMPT – In The Press

“A bit of Holland-era Beach Boys as filtered through a UFO Club aesthetic. Keep this on repeat while you quietly melt into your office chair.” – Paste

“A satin-draped uncanny valley, a clever evocation of all the plush pleasures of ‘70s soft-rock. It’s just as likely to disturb as delight.” – AllMusic

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“Against The Light” (Desperate SpiritsOct. 27) is the new four-song EP from ATTEMPT, the Lexington, Kentucky-based recording project of Trevor Tremaine, best-known and most-adored as the drummer of the enduring noise band Hair Police.

Beyond that introduction, there’s no use in trying to describe ATTEMPT any better than what Elephant 6 co-founder / The Apples in Stereo front man, Robert Schneider says:

ATTEMPT is like listening into the future of underground music: 10cc plus Steely Dan playing jazz fusion on a peyote trip.”

Tremaine also speaks for himself, explaining the EP’s nearly-ten minute long title track, saying, “The conceit of ‘Against The Light’ is jaywalking as a metonym for taking a selfish and irresponsible and irrational risk, less for personal gain than to sort of course-correct reality, an act which this song seems to celebrate.”


The song is Tremaine’s first truly collaborative ATTEMPT piece on tape.

“It was built around my vocal harmonies,” he explains. “(Drummer) Dave Farris supplied the layers of Martin Denny (the “father of exotica”) clatter, and Robert Beatty (Tremaine’s co-Hair Police man) detonated the Lydian sinewave fireworks in the coda. On the final version, I patched a take of the full-band live jam from whence this melody sprung.”

“Against The Light,” the latest EP from ATTEMPT arrives on Oct. 27th via Desperate Spirits. Trevor Tremaine is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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ATTEMPT
“Against The Light” EP
(Desperate Spirits)
Oct. 27th, 2017
  

Track Listing:

01. Cancellations And Delays
02. Items On A Questionnaire
03. Overdraftin’
04. Against The Light  (SOUNDCLOUD | YOUTUBE | SPOTIFY | APPLE | BANDCAMP | MP3)

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ATTEMPT Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tree Machines drops two-years-in-the-making “Up For Air;” L.A.-based band launches two-week tour in Denver on Thursday.

See the video for title track from debut album now via Grimy Goods; Album sampler, in-depth interview available via Noisetrade.

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Tree Machines (L-R): Douglas Wooldridge, Patrick Aubry. Photo by Kasia Nawrocka.

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Tree Machines – In The Press
“A big, urgent, liberating sound.” (Buzzbands.la) | “Anthemic.” (The Wild) | “Gleaming placidity.” (BlackBook) | “Some LA soul that indie pop needs.” (Popdust) | “Viciously human.” (Atwood) | “Emotionally staggering.” (Diffuser) | “Best new rock song of the year.” (BULLETT) | “Beautifully brutal.” (Innocent Words) | “I’ve been unable to stop listening.” (Gold Flake Paint) | “Hope and illumination.” (The Vinyl District) | “Heart-quickening sentimentality.” (MAGNET) | “Best thing I’ve heard all week.” (Daytrotter)

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Tree Machines – On Tour

10/19/2017: Denver, CO @ Lion's Lair
10/20/2017: Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
10/21/2017: Lawrence, KS @ KJHK (In-Studio)
10/22/2017: Lincoln, NE @ 1876 Bar
10/23/2017: Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel
10/25/2017: Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
10/29/2017: Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
11/1/2017: Albuquerque, NM @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
11/2/2017: Tempe, AZ @ Time Out Bar

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See the music video for the title track from Up For Air by Tree Machines at Grimy Goods!



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Tree Machines shares the "Up For Some ‘Up For Air’" album sampler with Noisetrade and sits for an extensive interview with Noisetrade’s Will Hodge.

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“I wanted to create something that was a little more retro and hip hop-inspired,” says Mike Giffin, the behind-the-scenes producer and multi-instrumentalist in Tree Machines about “Up For Air,” the title track from the band’s upcoming debut album, out now. “Almost instantly, Doug (Wooldridge, the band’s lyricist and vocalist) he came up with the catchy melody and rhythmic patterns that are still there in the song to this day. Who knew it was going to be the album’s title track of the album?”

Wooldridge concurs, “I’ve always had an affinity for this song ever since Mike brought the beat in for us to listen to. Now that everything is said and done, it’s one of my favorite songs on the album.”

For the music video for the song, recently premiered via Los Angeles-based music discovery website Grimy Goods, director Andrew Shepherd explains his style.

“The style was meant to reflect a dream-like state of being in the cycle of a 9-to-5 job, while yearning for artistic freedom. The inspiration I drew from their music influenced this concept for the video in beautiful ways.”

“I loved shooting this video,” Woodridge says. “Our lead actress Amanda Kwasniak was the best person to bring life to the visual representation of this track. Her personality allowed us to get an incredibly intimate view of her life.”

Tree Machines will play songs from Up For Air, as well as its 2015 debut EP, on a two-week tour starting this Thurs., Oct. 19th in Denver at Lion’s Lair.

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Relocated from Lawrence, Kansas, Tree Machines built a safe room in Los Angeles. Not for security of the conventional kind, but for a place to unleash, and make the kind of music that is at once vulnerable and strong, without fear of consequence. Anthems for times that don’t make sense, but carve a path forward.

Here, Douglas Wooldridge (vocalist, lyricist), bandmate Patrick Aubry, and producer Mike Giffin (all three contribute to the various instrumentation and music) spent two years creating Up For Air, the debut Tree Machines full-length album, out now on the band’s Man In The Machine label.

Up For Air follows-up 2015’s debut Tree Machines EP, which contained the band’s first single “Fucking Off Today,” a difficult-to-ignore opening salvo that expressed Midwestern malaise (which these former Kansans know all too well) in a new way. Three more Tree Machines singles appeared during the summer of that year.

Members of Tree Machines are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Tree Machines
Up For Air
(Man In The Machine)
Out Now
  

Track Listing:

01. I’ll Float On
02. Waiting On The Sun  (SPOTIFY | APPLE | SOUNDCLOUD | MP3 | LYRIC | VIDEO | REMIX)
03. Up For Air (SPOTIFY | APPLE | SOUNDCLOUD | YOUTUBE | MP3 | VIDEO)
04. Like A Drum (SPOTIFY | APPLE | SOUNDCLOUD)
05. All Your Lies
06. Don’t Give Up
07. Weights and Stones (SPOTIFY | APPLE | SOUNDCLOUD | MP3 | LYRIC | VIDEO)
08. Fade On (SPOTIFY | APPLE | SOUNDCLOUD | YOUTUBE | MP3)
09. Always Losing
10. Carry On
11. Monsters
12. Like An Ocean
13. Under The Weight

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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion


The Dream System is all-vintage synth project from Emmy-winning “Stranger Things” music editor, David Klotz, vocalist Erica Elektra.

Hear “Losing All of You” single now; Album out Feb. 9th via Minty Fresh. RIYL: Vangelis, Human League, Tangerine Dream, Duran Duran.

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The Dream System (L-R): David Klotz, Erica Elektra. Photo credit: Polly Antonia Barrowman.

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Check out the premiere of “Losing All of You” by The Dream System at mxdwn.com or listen via the links below!

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The Dream System – In The Press

“Jam packed with vintage synth tones that meld together into a straightforward pop track. While synthesizers form the core of The Dream System’s unique electronic pop sound, the song is elevated to a higher plane by its ethereal female vocals.” – mxdwn.com

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About The Dream System

The Dream System is a newly-formed, synth-based pop duo out of Los Angeles that combines the talents of veteran musicians David Klotz and Erica Elektra.

The vintage instruments used on the band’s debut album Music from The Dream System (Feb. 9th, Minty Fresh) are veterans, too, and include a large assortment of Rolands, Korgs, and Yamahas, along with the (attention, geeks!) Crumar Performer, LinnDrum LM-2, and Omnichord System 100.


Recording with synths from the early 1980’s, The Dream System’s debut emerges from these origins of artifice with natural-sounding pop songs inspired by Vangelis, The Human League, Tangerine Dream, and Duran Duran.

Not only is the musical partnership of the humans in The Dream System new, so is the relationship to the band’s large brood of keys. Klotz, whose day job has earned him four Emmy awards as the Music Editor of television shows such as “Stranger Things,” “Game of Thrones,” and “American Horror Story” among others, started acquiring the gear in 2015.

“I was inspired when I started working on ‘Stranger Things’ in 2015 and first heard the score,” Klotz recalls. “I loved the sounds that the show’s composers created with synths. It was unlike anything I’d heard before in the world of film scoring.”

Klotz, who has been making records under various band names for years, starting in the mid-90’s as Fonda and most recently in 2016 as People and Stars, began plotting to make a record of pop songs based around the sound of these keyboards.

His first stop was eBay.

“The first three synths that I got my hands on were the Roland Jupiter 8, a Korg Mono/Poly and a Roland SH-2. Those were the three main synths I used to record our first single ‘Losing All of You,’” says Klotz.

Elektra’s lyrics and vocals take the tune out of the atmosphere and grounds it in feeling – heart-tugging and delivered with emotion – exposing the roots beneath these musical landscapes.

The Dream System is the perfect name for us,” Elektra concludes. “For me, it’s literally a musical dream come true.”

Music from The Dream System, the debut album by Los Angeles-based duo The Dream System arrives on Feb. 9th, 2018 preceded by the single “Losing All of You,” out now. David Klotz and Erica Elektra are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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The Dream System Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion