Akron, Ohio’s post-/ ambiance instrumentalists, If These Trees Could Talk, recently signed to Metal Blade Records and have a third album on the way (tracking it begins on January 15th). But with the label signing, the band and Metal Blade are preparing to reissue the band’s first two albums, which are currently out of print.
The two albums, Above the Earth, Below the Sky and Red Forest, will be re-released on January 27th, both of which can be ordered here.
Guitarist Mike Socrates spoke about beginning work on their new album and the reissues of their first two albums:
We are extremely excited to get started on the new record. We begin tracking on the 15th of January at our drummer Zack Kelly’s studio in Bath, Ohio. We did Red Forest here, and this is where we feel at home. The new songs are coming together nicely, and we feel that we are progressing in a way that will challenge ourselves as well as the listener. In the meantime, we are stoked that Metal Blade has reissued our previous two albums on CD. We hope you enjoy what you hear, as we couldn’t be more excited to present the new album to you down the road.
Stream Above the Earth, Below the Sky:
After forming in 2005, in Zack Kelly’s basement as an instrumental project in college, If These Trees Could Talk released their first EP in 2006, and their first full-length, Above the Earth, Below the Sky, in 2009. Both were released independently, with vinyl released via The Mylene Sheath.
Stream Red Forest:
Red Forest was independently released in March of 2012 (Science of Silence pressed the vinyl). The nine song, 48-minute long album was self-produced and engineered/mixed by Zack Kelly and Rick Fuller throughout much of 2011 at NEMeadow Studios in Bath, Ohio. Will Putney mastered the album and Charlie Wagers (The Fray, mewithoutYou, Caspian) of Three Bears Design was at the helm for art direction and design. This album was followed by a three-week sold-out European tour in 2012, as well as a flurry of licensing music for games and film. Music from the band’s catalog has been heard in Sonytitles, and on NBC, MTV, VH1, the NFL, in videos for Vans, and for projects on the Sundance Film Festival. Red Forest quietly became a smashing success.
Rock Hard \m/