New music from the Cincinnati band Why? The new album is called Moh Lhean. The lead singer, Yoni Wolf, is one of my personal favorite songwriters of all time, and this new album sounds really good. Moh Lhean takes on a more sentimental tone overall. The one critic that I have is that the songs are pretty formulaic and have the same song structure for most of the album. Though that does not diminish the sound quality or the record. Why? creates each song with a sort of nostalgia or sense of reflection that makes Moh Lhean very enjoyable. My favorite track is the closer “The Barely Blur”. Why? is on a national and international tour all the way through June this year, make sure you catch them at Treefort Music fest this year as well!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The first Treefort Music Fest VI artist announcement was released today! And so far it is looking stacked yet again for the sixth year in a row. Headliners include; Mac DeMarco, The Growlers, STRFKR, Deafheaven, and Why?. Also included in the first wave were Delicate Steve, The Album Leaf, 65daysofstatic, This Will Destroy You, Meat Puppets, Open Mike Eagle, Genders, and so much more. Check out the full lineup here.
We here at Killing Sasquatch find the hidden gems that all the cool people will be at this year. So here’s a couple of bands that you wont want to miss.
Hailing from the Bay Area, The Seshen brings a lovely, smooth R&B sound to an electronic beat-scape. Lead singer, Lalin St. Juste has an amazing voice that leads this seven piece. This is an act that you cannot miss at Treefort.
Next up is Flaural from Denver, CO. These guys have a more classic psych-rock sound to them. THe music is very hypnotic and driving at the same time. They are another band that will rock your face off at Treefort VI.
Stay tuned for more unknown Treefort Music Fest artists and updates.
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As I try to come down from the euphoria that is Treefort Music Fest, I reflect back on the past five years of not only this blog, but life in general. When Keith and I first went to Boise, we had no idea what we were in for, we just wanted to see Why? and a 100+ more bands for 50 bucks during Spring Break. What we were met with is something I can barely put into thought without tearing up (in the best way). The love and pride that is shown in Boise is so inspiring and heartfelt, that it makes me so joyfully emotional. I count myself so fortunate and lucky to be a part of this festival and share the experience with an audience for 5 years running. I have met so many musicians, locals, foreigners, other press, and volunteers who are sincere when they tell me to keep up the good work. Treefort has inspired this blog to keep going for so long. Honestly without it I would have given it up by now.
The amount of talent that is showcased there is absolutely ridiculous. You can go to any show and be blown away with what that band is trying to accomplish, you don’t even need to listen to anyone beforehand. Seriously, more the half the bands I share on here have been to Treefort at some point in the last 5 years.
So I want to say from the bottom of my heart thank you to everyone that has been involved in making and maintaining Treefort Music Festival. And here’s to at least another 5 years!
Pictures and video to come.
With the last artist announcement and schedule finalization, Treefort Music Fest is officially in hype mode! To help get everyone informed of who to check out while in Boise, here’s a few artists that we are going to be checking out.
First is Jai Wolf, the electronic artist from New York. He has already made a name for himself with the track “Indian Summer” and a handful of remixes as well. With his lush beats and hard bass, this a dance party you won’t to miss Friday night at Rose Room.
The Roaring 420s
Next is The Roaring 420s all the way from Dresden, Germany. Their music is very much what you would expect; heavy psychedelic influenced pop-rock. They are super catchy and you know it’ll be a good time with the show also on Friday night at a new venue called The Olympic.
Mothers is definitely a different pace than the other two bands, but they are amazing songwriters. The falsetto vocals are quite astonishing and makes everything seem OK. They are from Athens, GA so be sure to check them out Friday as well, they play at Linen Building.
It’s almost two months away until the fifth installment of Treefort Music Festival in downtown Boise, ID. It has been a pleasure to see this festival mature and grow over the last five years. I’m really excited for this year! So, let me share some bands that will be playing later on in March.
The band JAWWZZ!! is from Salt Lake City. With a fuzzy garage rock style, the uptempo pop of the drum beats will keep you moving your booty all over the place. The heavy distortion on the guitars matches the vocal tone as well. I’m stoked to jump in and rip it up to JAWWZZ!! during Treefort.
Acid Dad is from NYC and they have a new EP that is just about to be released. They are a fast, heavy psych-rock band with great songwriting and catchy guitar riffs. The bass lines are super poppy as well, really dig these guys sound a bunch.
Here is Boise band, HiHazel. They are a psychedelic band that has more of a drone type of sound to it. A lot of repeated guitar riffs over a muddled bass line and vocals. It makes for great chilling out music. Definitely going to make it to this show.