Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Smoking Trees

Pastiche, homage or parody? Los Angeles based duo, The Smoking Trees, walk a fine line between the three at several points on 'Acetates', their new album, which is available to check out in full here. A handful of the tracks unarguably provide sublime psych-pop moments though. Take 'Persuaded Rendezvous' for example. It's spellbinding stuff, despite the fact that I'm half-expecting a muted cover of 'Rain' everytime I hear that intro.


John Medd said...


Old Pa's Corner said...

I like this, I like it a lot, I am going to check that album out right now, nice one!

The Swede said...

I found the album as a whole laboured the point a bit, backwards guitar on every single tune etc, but at least half a dozen tracks are well worth further investigation.

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