Friday, April 8, 2011

Scattered Trees

There are few things in this world that I adore more than pretty, lush indie pop, and I have recently had the pleasure of being completely enamored by a little band by the name of Scattered Trees and their newest release, Sympathy. This simple little group from Chicago has constructed a beautiful flow of infectious moments of pop with their self-serious lyrics while maintaining a whole batch of quiet, emotionally diverse acoustics. If you remember feeling in awe of Lydia's Illuminate, picture this as its less glossy, more earthy cousin. But don't take my word for it, Scattered Trees have offered a free download of "Four Days Straight", easily the catchiest song thanks to the soulful voice of Nate Eiesland nestled between groovy synth work and the perfectly executed guitar licks that have put this song on a personal state of repeat for me. I could spend all day speaking of the similarities between this record and the equally as gorgeous Local Natives, Lydia, and even Barcelona, but those comparisons do no favor to Sympathy's unique balance of catchy material and heart-tugging moments. Sympathy is in a spotlight of its own, and can be purchased here.

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