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.

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