Akron, Ohio’s IF THESE TREES COULD TALK will release their third full-length, “The Bones of a Dying World”, on June 3rd worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Featuring 9 instrumental tracks of the quintet’s signature post-rock, “The Bones of a Dying World” can be pre-ordered in various formats at: metalblade.com/ifthesetreescouldtalk – where the first single, “Solstice”, is also streaming.
Formed in 2005, IF THESE TREES COULD TALK has grown tremendously since their humble origins in drummer Zack Kelly’s basement as an instrumental project in college. After self-releasing their If These Trees Could Talk EP (2006) and two full-lengths, Above the Earth, Below the Sky (2009) and Red Forest (2012), the group garnered buzz from the global music community, and consequently sold out a three-week European tour in 2012. Music from the band’s catalog has also been heard in Sony PS3 titles, and on NBC, MTV, VH1, the NFL, in videos for Vans, and for projects on the Sundance Film Festival. Cumulatively, IF THESE TREES COULD TALK has sold over 20,000 copies for their efforts, with 3,000 on vinyl alone across all of their albums. Their upcoming third full-length, “The Bones of a Dying World”, promises to be another landmark achievement in the band’s career. “We feel this album ‘steps up the sound’ in a way that could only come after ‘Red Forest‘ and not before,” Mike Socrates (guitar) comments. “The songs were constructed in a much more deliberate and cautious approach. A lot of time was spent on small parts and transitions in order to maximize the full effect of the song as a whole. In a way, we feel like this is the perfect continuation from ‘Red Forest‘.”
Recorded over the past year at NE Meadow Studios in Akron, OH, “The Bones of a Dying World” was once again produced and engineered by the band’s own Zack Kelly (drums). Mixing duties were handled by Zack Kelly and Freddie DeMarco while the final master was completed by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. For the album artwork, IF THESE TREES COULD TALK called upon long-time designer Charlie Wagers, who worked with the band on their past two releases. After four years of fine-tuning these audio and visual components, the quintet is now ready to unleash their Metal Blade Records debut this summer. See below for the official track-listing!
“The Bones of a Dying World” track-listing
2. Swallowing Teeth
3. Earth Crawler
4. After the Smoke Clears
5. The Here and Hereafter
6. Iron Glacier
7. The Giving Tree
9. One Sky Above Us
After The Bones of a Dying World‘s release, IF THESE TREES COULD TALK will play two special album release shows in their home-state of Ohio (see below for details), with a full USA tour planned for September. Stay tuned for more news and dates coming soon!
IF THESE TREES COULD TALK album release shows:
July 8 – Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH
July 9 – Musica – Akron, OH
IF THESE TREES COULD TALK line-up:
Zack Kelly – Drums
Tom Fihe – Bass
Jeff Kalal – Guitar
Cody Kelly – Guitar
Michael Socrates – Guitar