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The Dead Trees Announce The 2nd Leg Of Their US Tour With Little Joy
The Dead Trees bring you King of Rosa, the follow up to their much
loved Fort Music EP this fall
The boys will hit the road for the first string of dates with Little
Joy starting off on 11.7 in St. Paul winding through NYC a the Mercury
Lounge and heading to the Parish in Austin on 11.29. The band will
head west working their way through LA on December 7th at The
Troubadour and ending up in their new home turf of Oregon just in time
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Listen to Shelter from King of Rosa!
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King Of Rosa will be released November 25
New Tour dates with Little Joy!
NOV 07 - St. Paul, MN - Station Four
NOV 08 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
NOV 09 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
NOV 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock
NOV 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Khyber Pass
NOV 13 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
NOV 14 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
NOV 16 - Cambridge, MA - TT the Bear's Place
NOV 18 - Washington, D.C. - Black Cat (Backstage)
NOV 20- Smith's Olde Bar- Atlanta, Georgia
NOV 21- Exit/In- Nashville, Tennessee
NOV 22- Duck Room at Blueburry Hill - St. Louis, Missouri
NOV 24- Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, Kansas
NOV 26- The Lounge @ Elm Street - Dallas, Texas
NOV 28- Warehouse Live- Houston, Texas
NOV 29- The Parish -Austin, Texas
NOV 30 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom 2nd Stage
DEC 02 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
DEC 04 - Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch
DEC 05 - San Diego, CA - H.O.B. - 5th Street Side Stage
DEC 06 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
DEC 07 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
DEC 09 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
DEC 11 - Seattle, WA - (venue TBA)
DEC 12 - Vancouver, BC - (venue TBA)
DEC 13 - Portland, OR - (venue TBA)
DEC 14 - Eugene, OR - (venue TBA)
When it all started out, Matthew, Noah, Tad and Michael weren't
really a 'band' exactly but the fruits this "not band" ended up being
the much loved Fort Music EP earlier this year.
Last spring, The Dead Trees self released Fort Music EP was widely
supported through the Coalition of Independent Music Stores and landed
these friends from Boston to supporting Albert Hammond, Jr. on a
national tour. They just about burned down the Metro in Chicago,
abandoned a broken down van somewhere in Iowa (which is heavily
chronicled in Daytrotter.com) along the way playing shows that LA's
The House Of Blues in LA and Webster Hall in NYC.
Albert Hammond Jr.:
"The Dead Trees are a band you'll wish you'd found sooner."
"Rough and shaggy, semi-stoned, the songs glide on by, casting a
bemused eye over typical suburban weirdness. The Dead Trees sound is
studied casualness, indie-folk so lackadaisical you can hear it shrug.
Think Pavement's insouciant country without the archness. "
PopRock Candy Mountain:
If you are fortunate enough to have The Dead Trees Fort Music EP,
then you are holding one of those legendary "Indie rock" artifacts
that surface from time to time…..The Dead Trees, whose sound
could be described as "Wall of Sound-power pop,"– reminiscent of The
Beatles, Badfinger, Big Star and The Meat Puppets"
Busted Up Bulldozers:
"….garage band Americana with, maybe just a hint of British
Boston Music Spotlight:
"The Dead Trees have a lot going for them."
"Many of the band's tracks sound like the Strokes getting high and
tripping out on some serious Americana. Things are restrained, just a
bit hazy—but would you want it any other way?"
"The Dead Trees are recent Portland transplants who play charming,
groovy rock 'n' roll with folksy twists, wordless falsetto backing
vocals, and durable melodies. It's a sound that's either lost in time
or perfectly of the now…."
Who Are The Dead Trees
Matthew, Noah, Tad and Michael began work on what would become the
Fort Music EP. They were longtime friends and had played around Boston
in various configurations for years. Michael and Noah has recently
played with local friends Drug Rug. When the boys gathered in Dec '06
to record some new songs of Michael's there were no grand plans to see
through or deadlines to meet. They had an engineer friend and a couple
hundred bucks and some notions about maybe making some back to basics
rock and roll. Luckily for everyone, that approach seemed to work just
fine, and after two weeks in an Allston, MA basement they had Fort
Music all wrapped up and, more importantly, were most definitely a
band. Fort Music EP was widely supported through the Coalition Of
Independent Music Stores in spring, 2008.
These modest beginnings play out in the The Dead Trees' music in the
best way – there's no artifice here, not much "production" to speak
of, just a bunch of good musicians doing what comes naturally on a
batch of deceptively elegant songs. Two guitars, background vocals
here and there, a manic drum fill when necessary. It all feels easy
and right. Says Michael: "We don't deprive any of our songs. They're
like our children, all different and each as important as the next.
We're just borrowing from our heroes and trying to raise a family."
Since those basement sessions things have happened pretty fast – the
band sent some CDs around, and next thing you know The Dead Trees were
supporting Albert Hammond, Jr. on a national tour, did The House Of
Blues in LA, Webster Hall in NYC, just about burned down the Metro in
Chicago, and abandoned a broken down van somewhere in Iowa. There were
showcases at Spaceland and Mercury Lounge and interest at labels was
piqued. Now being represented by the management duo of Bryna
Gootkind (Melissa Ferrick, Port O'Brien) and Ryan Gentles (The
Strokes, Albert Hammond, Jr.), they've relocated to Portland, Oregon
where they set to work on their debut LP, King Of Rosa. After signing
a Japan-only deal with Japan's leading indie label Five Many Army, the
band was invited to perform at the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo and
Osaka in the summer of 2008 in support of the upcoming release.
The band plan on touring in support of King Of Rosa throughout the
fall/winter of 2008, and into 2009.
Matthew Borg - guitar
Noah Rubin - drums/vocals
Tad Dahlhoff - bass/vocals
Michael Ian Cummings - vocals/guitar
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