Band’s two-year labor of love set for Sept. 1st release. See “vintage L.A.” video for “Waiting On The Sun.” RIYL: The King of Limbs, alt-J, Glass Animals.
Tree Machines (L-R): Douglas Wooldridge, Patrick Aubry. Photo by Kasia Nawrocka.
Tree Machines – In The Press
“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)
Tree Machines – On Tour
06/21/2017: Norman, OK @ The Red Brick Bar
06/22/2017: Fayetteville, AR @ Smoke And Barrel
06/25/2017: Milwaukee, WI @ Bremen Cafe
06/26/2017: Davenport, IA @ The Raccoon Motel
06/28/2017: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
06/29/2017: Lincoln, NE @ Duffy's
07/01/2017: Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
07/02/2017: Denver, CO @ Hermans Hideaway
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“The clip looks like vintage L.A., you know, from the ‘80s like ‘The Terminator.’” (PureVolume)
See the lyric video for “Weights and Stones” via Verbicide or listen via the links below!
The bug that drew the Lawrence, Kansas-bred band Tree Machines – vocalist and lyricist Doug Wooldridge, his bandmate Patrick Aubry, and their producer, engineer, and drummer, Mike Giffin – to Los Angeles two years ago is about to yield its most impressive result to date. Up For Air, the album the band has labored over since moving into a house in the tiny L.A. neighborhood of Canoga Park and turning the garage into a tracking room, is now scheduled for release on September 1st.
The celebrate the completion of Up For Air and give the new songs a chance to breathe, Tree Machines will launch a week of tour dates on the first day of summer (June 21st), including an appearance at The Raccoon Motel in Davenport, Iowa presented by former Daytrotter-founder Sean Moeller, currently of Moeller Nights, who previously hosted the band after being one of the first industry tastemakers to discover Tree Machines upon the release of its hard-to-ignore, first-ever single “Fucking Off Today” in 2015.
A full Up For Air album track listing is forthcoming (the album is currently being mastered by Greg Calbi [Born To Run, Graceland] at Sterling Sound), but, for now, two singles from the album, “Waiting On The Sun” and “Weights and Stones” are already available.
“In our old band, Doug and I had always talked about an electronic component to our songs,” explains Aubry of “Weights and Stones.” “We were listening to Radiohead’s The King of Limbs, Alt-J’s debut, and Glass Animals. Needless to say, after forming Tree Machines, and as we were working on “Weights and Stones,” we were enjoying taking it to an electronic, clubby type of sound. And then we heard Lewis Del Mar’s song ‘Loud(y),’ and it really opened our eyes. I think of ‘Weights and Stones’ as our official ‘hello.’”
A music video for the “Waiting On The Sun” single is also out now.
“The shoot began after a couple drinks at a dive bar near the Paradise Motel,” Wooldridge says about the sequences that prompted PureVolume to reference the “vintage L.A.” of “The Terminator” in its coverage of the clip. “We had just wrapped up a few establishing shots when some patrons of the motel left the room we were parked in front of and left the door wide open. We spent 30 minutes filming inside a room we hadn't paid for hoping that the couple that had left weren't gonna drop back in!” he says.
See Tree Machines on tour from June 21st through July 2nd. Up For Air, the band’s debut album, is scheduled for release on September 1st, 2017. Members of Tree Machines are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
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