Check out a trailer for Between The Trees‘ upcoming video for “The Way She Feels” below.
Far-Less (Tooth And Nail Records) will be studio guests tonight (Wednesday April 25tth 2007) on DJ Rossstar’s Punk Rock Show from 7-8pm PST (10-11pm EST).Ã‚ Also, on the show tonight Between The Trees (Bonded Records) will be calling in for a live phone interview. You can listen to the show on Idobi Radio. If you have questions for the guests, send them to the screen name: staridobi
Between The Trees are thrilled to announce the wide, national release of their acclaimed debut album The Story and The Song TODAY via Bonded Records. With their infectious melodies and inspiring lyrics, the pop tinged indie rock act has developed a dedicated following of sing-along fans that continues to spread like wildfire across the internet and into packed venues. Make sure you keep your eyes pealed for their new music video for the song The Way She Feels.
Between the Trees are thrilled to announce the wide, national release of their acclaimed debut album The Story and The Song on April 24th via Bonded Records. With their infectious melodies and inspiring lyrics, the pop tinged indie rock act has developed a dedicated following of sing-along fans that continues to spread like wildfire across the internet and into packed venues.
To Write Love On Her Arms has put together an incredible idea in the Stop The Bleeding Tour. They will be doing a short run next week and the dates are below! This tour includes the talents of Between The Trees, Bradley Hathaway and other artists. If you have a chance to check this out, it’d be well worth your time and effort.
Rocketown – Nashville, TN
TWLOHA presents Stop the Bleeding. w/ Bradley Hathaway, Between the Trees, Damion Suomi
Thirsty Thursdays – Chattanooga, TN
TWLOHA presents Stop the Bleeding. W/ Bradley Hathaway, Damion Suomi, Perelandra
Under the Couch – Georgia Tech Campus, GA
TWLOHA presents Stop the Bleeding. W/ Bradley Hathaway, Between The Trees, Damion Suomi
Murray Hill Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
TWLOHA presents Stop the Bleeding. W/ Sleeping At Last, Bradley Hathaway, Emerson
New Life Christian Fellowship
Jacksonville, FL – Jamie speaking at 6pm service. Contact: Amy Wilson, [email protected]
The Best of Bamboozle:
Hellogoodbye – Combining their performance at Bamboozle and my first real listen to their record, I can’t recommend anything higher than this band.
Cobra Starship – Expect my interview with Gabe to be up tomorrow! This CD is awesome and definitely a dance party waiting to happen.
Between The Trees – As if we haven’t been pushing them enough already, I LOVE this record. Read the review and stream it by clicking the banner up above!
Brandon Heath – About this time in October I was hoping to serve up a recommendation for My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade without the bat of an eyelash, but MCR went ahead and made a crappy record so I’m left to scavenge through my album collection to find you something above sub-par. I came up with a record I’ve been overplaying through all of October. Brandon Heath’s Don’t Get Comfortable came out in mid-September of this year, but unlike his in-life roommate Matt Wertz’s album, hasn’t enjoyed the same amount of instant acclaim. Being familiar with both singer’s debuts, I find myself more drawn to Brandon’s wholesome, college-coffehouse authenticity than Matt’s new-era soul/pop/funk fusion. For an idea of Brandon’s audience think mellow acoustics like Jack Johnson under clever pop verbiage like Jason Mraz, with an unbeat appeal reminscent of John Mayer. If you’re in the mood for something markedly less rock and more roll-down-your-windows-and-drive pop give Brandon Heath a try.
Melee – This is a band that you need to watch out for. Hopefully people have heard of them but they deserve to be HUGE, and with the right marketing they will be when their major label debut comes out in the spring of ’07. Melee is a pure feel good pop band that will make you want more please check them out if you haven’t yet.
First and foremost, I will take any opportunity to plug organizations that are making an impact and this is no exception. To Write Love On Her Arms is one that is waging a war against depression and cutting through the antitode of love. The story and history of it can be read on their page. How that relates to this review is that Between The Trees is one of the first of many bands who now support TWLOHA. (The list includes Thrice, Copeland, Switchfoot, Paramore, Anberlin, Underoath, Brightwood & more each day.) Hearing that BTT had written two songs on their record for TWLOHA, I wanted to hear them and checked out their myspace. Finding out they had won their way into a set at the Bamboozle Left Festival I was attending, I requested the record and caught their set.
Between The Trees has crafted one of the most mature & fulfilling albums released this year. Anyone who knows me can vouch that I am absolutely obsessed with this band after only a few weeks. With a mean age of 19, I can hardly believe that someone my age is involved in a band like this, let alone the entire band. The flavor they have tastes a bit like The Fray, Melee & Sherwood swirled together, mix in a vocalist that easily can keep up with all three of those bands, and you have something really special.
Of the 11 songs, I don’t hear a single weak track. There’s no difference in quality of song-writing or musicianship from the start to the finish. Also, there are no filler tracks. I mentioned earlier a song written for To Write Love On Her Arms, which is track three. Lyrically, I can’t even conceive how it could’ve been written with more passion or honesty. ‘The Greatest Of These’ is beautiful lyrically and shows the collective talents of the band as musicians. ‘Darlin’ captures the beauty of beginning a relationship, ‘She Is’ is a tribute that I wish I would have written to my well-deserving mother. ‘You Cry A Tear To Start A River’ is a little different from the rest of the record and reminds me a lot of The Format.
Now, no record is perfect, and as close as this one comes, everyone makes mistakes. First of these would be the use of programming and synth. On a couple of the tracks it’s just not consistent enough. While it’s not noticeable unless you focus on it, I’m struggling to find something other than praise to say for this CD. Second, would have to be that White Lines & Red Lights should have been the first track on this record. While The Forward is an amazing song, the beginning to White Lines is a perfect introduction to this CD as a whole.
I don’t even feel like I need to sell it to you. This band is adept at creating music that will satisfy many different types of listeners, and it should only be a short time before they jump to a major label. If you’re a major, and you want the next breakthrough band, look no further. Between The Trees is not just another band adding to the noise, they are equipped to take over, and by this time next year I believe they will have done it. The Story & The Song is just the beginning.
1. The Forward
2. White Lines & Red Lights
3. The Way She Feels
5. The Greatest of These (A Little Love)
7. A Time for Yohe
8. She is…
10. The Fort
11. You Cry A Tear to Start Another River
Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
For the longest time, I thought I had lost this album. Well, I found it this weekend, and I got to experience the awesomeness all over again. This disc is packed full of gems and everyone should be able to appreciate the sweetness(ahaha I kill myself sometimes) that is Jimmy Eat World.
Third Eye Blind – A Collection
Tyler Hayes – Mxpx
Probably the band to blame for me getting into music in general (pun intended). I’m excited about their new b-side album, as you should be too!
Seeing this band yesterday at Bamboozle and hearing their new record, there’s not one band out there right now that’s more set to hit it big. If you’re a fan of Melee, Copeland, or the Fray, check these guys out, they kind of do a little bit of it all.
Greetings from England!Ãƒ”šÃ‚ I was in London this past weekend and two guys in a bagel shop invited me to see their band play across the street.Ãƒ”šÃ‚ So this is a twofold recommendation, first clearly I recommend the Svengalis, a cute little unsigned English indie band.Ãƒ”šÃ‚ Further, I recommend that you go out to a local venue and check out a local show (with bands you haven’t previously listened to) and see if you find a new gem somewhere other than PureVolume/Myspace.