Tree City





Ever since we put a Robbers On High Street track on the player (way back in March of '03) as an unsigned band, I knew these guys were special. Their debut EP, released a year later on New Line Records turned the demos I had all fallen in love with into a finely polished six-song collection and transformed the band from NYC upstarts to a full fledged rock band ready for their shot at greatness. Now, that shot has been fired loud and clear with the release of Tree City. The album finds a band able to capture the cool aura of New York City without being sucked into the stereotypical “garage” or “dance/punk” genres that seem almost impossible to get away from these days. Rather, they write expertly crafted pop songs that wrap sophisticated lyrics around textured instrumentation, portraying at once a sense of despair and enlightenment. Their melodies are addictive, their hooks infectious, yet neither can be described as contrived. This is evident in the cool swagger of "Hudson Tubes", opener "Spanish Teeth" or the album's first single, "Japanese Girls". There is a sense of honesty in the music that will undoubtedly strike a chord with music fans looking for pop music with a little depth.

Robbers On High Street
New Line

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