Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tree Machines writes ode to apathy that can’t exist with any other title. See the video for Kansas-based duo’s epic “F***ing Off Today.”

Called “best new rock song of the year so far,” track slated to appear on Lawrence, Kansas-based duo’s debut EP, arriving March 31st.


Tree Machines (L-R): Douglas Wooldridge & Patrick Aubry. Photo by Phil Peterson.


Tree Machines – In The Press

“Best new rock song of the year so far.” – Luke O’ Neil, BULLETT

“This is the best thing I’ve heard all week. So amazing.” – Sean Moeller, Daytrotter

“I’ve been unable to stop listening.” – Tom Johnson, Gold Flake Paint (UK)



 “F***ing Off Today” is the first video from Tree Machines. See it via The Wild or at the links below! NSFW and CLEAN versions available.


Lawrence, Kansas-based duo, Tree Machines, comprised of Patrick Aubry and Douglas Wooldridge, is set to release its debut self-titled EP on March 31st, preceded by the provocatively titled single “F***ing Off Today.”  See the recent premiere of the music video for the track via The Wild here.

While it may be considered risky for a new band to title its very first single “F***ing Off Today” (the only reason the title is censored here is to ensure safe passage through your e-mail filter), this song couldn’t exist with any other name.  The tune is an ode to apathy of epic proportions, lyrically capturing the idea of not caring in a way no artist has before.

“With open mouths to feed, we’re f***ing off today,” Wooldridge sings with ultimate conviction, adding an ironic touch that gives the song even more potency.  The anthemic aspects of this message were borne of Wooldridge and Aubry’s observations of the on-off, blissed-out-but-strung-out club kids they’d see during their gigs as lighting designers.

For the song’s music video, the duo headed to (not so) glamourous Los Angeles.

“Culver City’s a hell of a place to find yourself on a Tuesday morning,” says Wooldridge. “Run down warehouses and littered streets – I guess we didn’t really know what to expect beyond the fact that we were shooting our first music video.”

The band arrived to find on set to find a “magical forest” of metal stands with dead limbs attached, small potted trees, leaves covering the ground, and a palm tree strung with Christmas lights.

“It was perfect,” Wooldridge remembers.

The ability to grasp the confusing feelings of youth, and longing for something so much bigger than what they refer to as “the Midwest lifestyle,” is in Tree Machines’ DNA.  It explains why we haven’t heard a song about apathy delivered in such blunt terms until now.  For it to work, it’d have to be a tune with a title hook as believable (and necessary) as this one.

The self-titled debut EP by Tree Machines arrives March 31st.  Patrick Aubry and Douglas Wooldridge of Tree Machines are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Tree Machines
March 31st, 2015

Track Listing:

01. F***ing Off Today (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3 | VIDEO)
02. Late Snow
03. Misunderstood
04. At the Wheel
05. The Fire
06. Black and Blue
07. Man at the Door


Tree Machines Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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