“a perfect storm of catchy songwriting, spot on performances, and crisp, inventive production” JEZEBEL MUSIC
TALL TALL TREES
The self-titled debut album from Tall Tall Trees is definitely a unique listening experience for fans of honest songs, and off-beat storytelling. Riddled with banjos, surf harmonies, fuzz pedals, and clanking toy box percussion, the album captures the adventurous spirit of Mike Savino's songwriting and the fruits of his longtime collaboration with guitarist Kyle Sanna and drummer/percussionist, Mathias Kunzli.
Recorded in home studios between January and December 2008 and released June 2009 via the band's own start-up Good Neighbor Records, the album has garnered attention for its bold blend of bluegrass, afro-beat and indie rock.
The band has since added bassist Benjamin Campbell to the line-up and has been busy playing lots of shows and working up new material for their follow up album. The second album from Tall Tall Trees has been entirely fan funded and is slated for release Summer 2011.
"It's Impossible not to smile at their pop driven folk songs" - CMJ
released June 23, 2009
Tall Tall Trees is:
Mike Savino - banjo, bass, guitar, vocals
Kyle Sanna - guitar, steel, vocals
Mathias Kunzli - drums, percussion, vocals
Patrick Farrell - accordian on tracks 11,12
Ljova - viola on track 3
Rich Stein - percussion on track 10
Micah Killion - trumpet on track 12
Raimundo Peneforte - voice & rabeca on track 8
all songs by Savino except "The Opposite Song" written by Christopher Cerf
produced by Mike Savino and Tall Tall Trees
recorded lovingly in our homes
mixed and mastered by Robert L. Smith at Defy Recordings
The cover and lyric poster were beautifully illustrated by Mortimer
Check him out please