Akron, Ohio post-rock outfit IF THESE TREES COULD TALK was properly formed in 2005 and has grown tremendously since their humble origins in Zack Kelly's basement as an instrumental project in college. They released their first EP in 2006 and their first full-length, "Above the Earth, Below the Sky", in 2009. Both were released independently, with vinyl released via The Mylene Sheath. Those laid the groundwork for their breakout 2012 release, "Red Forest."
Today Metal Blade releases re-issues of their
first two albums "Above the Earth, Below the Sky" and "Red
Forest", both which can be ordered HERE. As these albums are being released, the band is
currently hard at work at what will be their Metal Blade debut later in 2015.
The band spoke about working on the new album, the reissues and more with Heavy
Blog is Heavy HERE. Both albums are also streaming exclusively courtesy of
Heavy Blog is Heavy HERE.
"Red Forest" was independently
released by IF THESE TREES COULD TALK in March of 2012 (Science of
Silence pressed the vinyl). The nine song, 48-minute long album was self
produced and engineered/mixed by Zack Kelly and Rick Fuller throughout much of
2011 at NEMeadow Studios in Bath, OH. Will Putney mastered the album and Charlie
Wagers (The Fray, mewithoutYou, Caspian) of Three Bears Design was at the helm
for art direction and design. This album was followed by a three-week sold out
European tour in 2012, as well as a flurry of licensing music for games and
film. Music from the band's catalog has 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. "Red Forest" quietly became a smashing success.
Cumulatively, the band has sold over 20,000 copies, with 3,000 on vinyl alone
across all of their albums.
As 2014 progressed, IF THESE TREES COULD
TALK began work on their third full-length album. It was around that time
that the band was approached by Metal Blade Records and signed with the label.
Their independent and entirely self-motivated approach to their music and art
will not change, however.
IF THESE TREES COULD TALK is:
Kelly - Drums
Tom Fihe - Bass
Jeff Kalal - Guitar
Cody Kelly -
Michael Socrates - Guitar