Taken By Trees have a deft touch that enables them to do a lot of different things while still sounding anchored and focused. Few could manage to combine earnest, new age guitar lines with curious electronic plinks and plops, or write songs that move from straight-up pop to oddly slinky and slightly wonked lounge music, to homemade-sounding dub, to a feel-good sing-a-long chorus. It’s a mellow vibe that’s anything but expected and surprisingly original. Their new album, Other Worlds, is out October 2nd on Secretly Canadian; stream it in its entirety below.
Stream: Taken By Trees’ Other Worlds