Thursday, July 7, 2011
Artist Spotlight: Trees Above Mandalay
While at a local showcase brimming with indie pop bands sporting no personality and painfully bad metalcore acts, I was lucky enough to stumble across New Jersey natives Trees Above Mandalay. Despite the fact that I was one of twelve in the crowd, Tress Above Mandalay grabbed my attention with their high energy performance. Though eclectic in sound, Trees Above Mandalay manages to pull together a polished and professional identity, which can be loosely described as progressive pop punk with a jazzy feel. Their debut LP, Palace, was rereleased in 2010 with fantastic production and the same great musicianship. Check it out on their Bandcamp here.