If These Trees Could Talk

If These Trees Could Talk

They describe their sound as “post-whatever”

If trees could talk, what would they say? Would we be able to understand them? Would they even use words? Maybe they would make thunderously roaring instrumental rock. Maybe If These Trees Could Talk chose their name as a comparison of the wordless expressionism of an instrumental band to the life of trees. Maybe they are hardcore environmentalists concerned about the defenseless nature of trees. Maybe it has nothing to do with trees in any way.

In any case, this band has been creating great music to drive to, write papers to, zone out for hours to, or, most undoubtedly, see live. It’s hard not to make a comparison to the well known instrumental bands such as Explosions In The Sky or This Will Destroy You. Think of If These Trees Could Talk as an Explosions In The Sky in a world where bands hated it when people made fun of them for the repetitive things they do (over the top tremolo guitar picking, for example). I would go as far as to say that If These Trees Could Talk is much more tasteful than Explosions In The Sky.

They describe their sound as “post-whatever” which is obviously a response to the growing trend of categorizing instrumental rock bands as post-rock. I get the sense that if these trees could talk, they would say, “Come to our shows! We’ll rock out with you and not play stupid stuff like all those other instrumental post-whatever bands that you try to avoid. We love you!”