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Beachwood SparksOnce We Were Trees

Genre:Rock
Style:Psychedelic Rock
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Tracklist

Germination0:31
You Take The Gold2:10
The Sun Surrounds Me2:56
Hearts Mend2:18
Let It Run6:38
Old Manatee3:35
The Hustler4:05
Yer Selfish Ways2:26
Close Your Eyes3:33
Confusion Is Nothing New3:05
By Your Side4:59
Banjo Press Conference2:24
Jugglers Revenge2:51
Quietly Be3:48
The Good Night Whistle4:45
Once We Were Trees5:08

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    Cover of Once We Were Trees, 2001-10-09, CDOnce We Were Trees
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    Sub Pop – SPCD 545US2001US2001
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    Cover of Once We Were Trees, 2001-10-09, VinylOnce We Were Trees
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    Cover of Once We Were Trees, 2001, CDOnce We Were Trees
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    Houston Party Records – HPR - 050Spain2001Spain2001
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    Rough Trade – Rtradecd036Europe2001Europe2001
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    Rough Trade – RTRADELP036UK2001UK2001
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    Cover of Once We Were Trees, 2001-10-09, CDOnce We Were Trees
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    Sub Pop – SP545US2001US2001
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    Cover of Once We Were Trees, 2001, VinylOnce We Were Trees
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    Rough Trade – RTRADELP036Europe2001Europe2001
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    Cover of Once We Were Trees, 2002, CDOnce We Were Trees
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    Trama – T004/606-2, Die Young Stay Pretty Records – T004/606-2Brazil2002Brazil2002
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    • digsydining's avatar
      digsydining
      It's super cool to see a perfect resurrection of The Byrds. All time fave modern psychedelic country album.
      • streetmouse's avatar
        streetmouse
        With songs drenched in psychedelic washes of hazy echo and fuzz, along with an expansive wide open sound, considering Beachwood Sparks to be some sort of reincarnation of Gram Parsons or the Byrds is an easy idea to float down stream with. Though with that consideration in mind, Beachwood Sparks have taken the next step in that evolution, pushing the envelope for what those consummate heady 60’s trail blazers found so hypnotic, with their own brand of neo-psychedelic meets alternative country.

        As with the later Byrds’ albums [consider Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde], Once We Were Trees sounds a bit hallow with their echo laden production on first listen, though quickly becomes more comfortable and almost welcoming, leaving me to suggest that this is not an album designed for small speakers, requiring something more substantial to deliver their sonic expansiveness.

        Their fist album certainly had a 60’s retro vibe to it, yet here that retro feel is layered more in the background, and not as visually present, where the band have found their own footing, comfortable with the idea of being Southern California cowboys, riding into town with pockets full of groove infused mid tempo carefree songs with deep harmonies, guitar driven hooks, and numbers that are well crafted, being very worthy of a listen, filtering out the sort of music you give yourself over to, rather than trying to it figure out … so just let their retro mellow musical appropriations happen.

        All of that being said, I’m not so sure this is one of those bands we should take to heart, or take that seriously, as they’re more like a big bag of salty potato chips, where you think you’ve just eaten just a couple, and soon discover that the entire bag’s been finished, leaving you feeling not quiet satisfied, and not knowing why, but instantly wishing for more of their updated retro romantic hippiness.

        Review by Jenell Kesler

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