Family Trees: Dream Talkin 7″ Review
Family Trees are new three piece outfit out of Brooklyn who play easy-breezy, Beach Boys tinged psychedelic tunes in the same vein as current groups like Sonny and the Sunsets. They are releasing a 7” this coming Tuesday (6/29 Father Daughter Records) titled Dream Talkin’. Talkin is a brief listen at only three tracks, but it also shows a great deal of promise. The title track sounds like early sixties Byrds-influenced West Coast psych/folk, harmonizing vocals over a simple guitar strum and tambourine. The retro style goes all the way down to the low-fi recording quality – sounding for all intents and purposes like a genuine dusty old 1965 LP. The 7” is filled out with the paired down, melancholy sparseness of “Baby Come Back,” as well as “No one Will Ever Know,” a lushly dreamy psychedelic haze that features male/female vocal harmonizing as well as a little reverb-soaked xylophone. With little to no weak material here, these three tracks could form a bedrock for a really solid full length. Hopefully the band will grace us with that in due time. For the time being, you can pre-order Dream Talkin’ here on limited edition vinyl (only 400 copies). And keep an ear to the ground for these guys – I expect great things.
— Jon Behm
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