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Family Trees: Dream Talkin’ [7″ Review]

Family Trees

Family Trees is a Brooklyn-based trio made up of Ryan Trott (guitar and vocals), Amanda Finn (drums), and Joe Pruitt (bass) and they create Woodsist-like light, beachy acoustic pop music with barely discernible hints of garage and lo-fi electronics. Catchy and hypnotic, “Dream Talkin'” is the perfect summer tune, fit to stretch out on the porch on a hot, clear, starry night. Those nights when the nightlife croaks softly in the background, or laps gently on the coast in the distance. It’s a song you listen to with your best friend, look them in the eye, and nod, knowing there’s little else that would make that moment any better.

The Dream Talkin’ single consists of three songs, the title track and two b-sides, “Baby Come Back” and “No One Will Ever Know”. Their sound can be likened to the beach-pop traits of Air Waves blended with the subtle acoustic, melodic nature of bands like Real Estate. Of course, not to mention their greatest influence, The Beach Boys. “Baby Come Back” has a prominent 60s pop guitar, harmony vocals, and a minimal bass-line and drum beat. “No One Will Ever Know”, likewise, features simple but powerful lyrics backed by expert acoustic pop melodies. A few listens to Family Trees and you may very well decide you have a new favorite summer pop band.

Download: “Dream Talkin'” by Family Trees
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Father Daughter Records [7″ Single, 2010]

1. Dream Talkin’
2. Baby Come Back
3. No One Will Ever Know

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