Thursday, January 12, 2012
BAND OF THE DAY: IF THESE TREES COULD TALK
There's really not much to say that hasn't already been said about this incredible band. If These Trees Could Talk are a quasi-spiritual experience live and on record their music has a meditative quality while not falling into the trap of most bands that get the post-rock tag. The thing that keeps them from being your generic next-door post-rock band is that they can lay down a groove just as easily as take off towards Jupiter. Also, the fact that they aren't afraid to play a power chord every now and then, rather than just letting delay pedals do all the work and noodling around for 15 minutes. They distill their music down into something that is both keeping with post rock's march to destroy standard rock conventions while also being accessible. They're playing with Pelican in Belgium this year. It's ok, we were jealous too.