Band sweats bullets through the summer of 2016 to create “Up For Air,” an album of “naked cynicism mixed with a hint of hope.”
Tree Machines (L-R): Douglas Wooldridge, Patrick Aubry. Photo by Kasia Nawrocka.
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Tree Machines – In The Press
“It’s some LA soul that indie pop needs.” — Popdust
“Immediately aiming for the anthemic.” — The Wild
“Emotionally staggering.” — Diffuser
“Best new rock song of the year so far.” — BULLETT
“I’ve been unable to stop listening.” — Gold Flake Paint (UK)
“Grips you in such a beautifully brutal way.” — Innocent Words
“Gleaming placidity.” — BlackBook
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. Call it a studio, if you have to. But you don’t have to.
Here, Douglas Wooldridge, Patrick Aubry, and producer Mike Giffin (all three contribute to the various instrumentation and music) have been creating Up For Air, the debut Tree Machines full-length album. Its first single, “Waiting On The Sun,” out today and premiered via Popdust, is “one of the best examples of the feel and vibe of Up For Air as a whole,” says Wooldridge, the band’s lyricist and vocalist. “Naked cynicism mixed with a hint of hope and understanding that no matter what, another day will come.”
The upcoming album follows-up 2015’s debut Tree Machines EP, which contained the single “Fucking Off Today,” a hard-to-ignore opening salvo that expressed Midwestern malaise (which these former Lawrence, Kansans know all too well) in a new way. Three more Tree Machines singles appeared during the summer of that year.
Once in Los Angeles (Canoga Park, to be exact), the band proceeded to go down the rabbit hole building the (very) small studio, an effort that took almost a year by itself. Regardless, they were determined to create a room where they could make music that moved, was moving, and was bigger than the tiny space in which it was created.
“I think people are going to be surprised that guys from Kansas can write music with a strong social conscience and unique ideas,” Aubry concludes. “Plus, it sounds pretty fucking good, too.”
Up For Air, the debut album by Los Angeles-based band Tree Machines, arrives in 2017. The album's first single “Waiting On The Sun” is streaming now.
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