A few years back I wrote a quick little post about an English band named Treetop Flyers. I compared them to The Moondoggies, whom we hold in very high regard. After that post, Oz and Shirk remembered seeing them at a TGIF’s during SXSW. Well, from Friday’s to Partisan Records as the band has just signed to one of the best labels going.
Partisan has this to say.
The Mountain Moves, out June 25th on Partisan Records. Though based in London, the British five-piece – Reid Morrison (vocals/guitars), Sam Beer (guitar/vocals), Laurie Sherman (guitar), Mathew Starritt (bass/vocals) and the band’s lone American, Tomer Danan (drums/vocals) – swapped urban England for the picturesque beaches and rolling hills of Malibu, where the album was recorded at Zuma Sound, a studio originally built for Rick Rubin. With their quintessential vintage West Coast sound, it’s fitting that Treetop Flyers laid down their outstanding country soul debut in the canyons of Southern California.
Produced by Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Bert Jansch), The Mountain Moves is a record of hope, honesty and huge choruses, its universally reaching songs strewn with sunshine-infused four-part harmonies, propelled by an irrefutable open-highway groove. Paying their dues to everyone from The Band and Neil Young by way of Little Feat and Fleetwood Mac, there are also nods towards the more contemporary likes of My Morning Jacket, Band Of Horses, and Jonathan Wilson wrapped up in this stunning debut.
Here’s the first track from the upcoming album. They will be touring the States and hopefully we’ll convince them to visit the studio.