Tall Tall Trees Shares "Being There" Video On Paste | New Album 'Freedays' Out 2/17 Via Joyful Noise

Tall Tall Trees Shares "Being There" Video On Paste | New Album 'Freedays' Out 2/17 Via Joyful Noise
WATCH & SHARE: Tall Tall Trees- "Being There"
"The LP’s title track is one of the more ethereal cuts on the album."
- Brooklyn Vegan

" (CLC) Written partly from within the forest, the hauntingly beautiful tune cycles through moods and colors. Savino pines for a simpler life, alternating gentle, precision plucking with washes of dissonant, twisted-up realities."

Paste has premiered the video for Tall Tall Trees newest single "Being There". It is the third single off of the upcoming album 'Freedays' out 2/17 via Joyful Noise Recordings. Prior to "Being There" Tall Tall Trees released two singles, "Freedays" and "Backroads". Dates for the upcoming tour are listed below.

To say that Mike Savino is an innovator would be an understatement. Touring under the moniker Tall Tall Trees, the banjo-wielding bard has reshaped the landscape of what is possible with the instrument. On stage and in studio, Savino breaks down the banjo into its most basic iteration, reminding audiences that the banjo is, at root, a drum. Coupled with his mastery of electronic effects, loops, toy ray guns, and heaps of spontaneous creativity, Tall Tall Trees has been encapsulating audience members worldwide with his mystifying solo shows, as well as playing alongside fellow innovator Kishi Bashi.

His latest album ‘Freedays’ is, in a way, his debut album. Having recorded two previous albums in a traditional collaborative band setting, ‘Freedays’ is the first album Savino wrote and recorded as a solo project. Beginning in 2015, Savino took a much-needed respite from New York City, where he had spent a decade and a half honing his craft, and assumed the role of sole caretaker at an abandoned health retreat nestled in the green mountains of northern Georgia. The Bird’s Nest, as it was called, completely surrounded by national forest, provided the freedom and space to work without time constraints or interruption.

Composed and recorded over a period of eight months, ‘Freedays’ tells the story of a man in transition and documents an artist alone at the crossroads of the life he has and the one he wants. The album begins with “Backroads”, which drops the listener into a darkened forest amidst a chorus of wailing coyotes and quickly takes off on a midnight drive. Tracks like “Being There”, “A Place to Call Your Own”, and “CLC” provide an honest look into the author’s thought process and decision making. Although it’s often hard to imagine, most of the sounds on the album are experiments with the banjo, and they all reflect the innovative musings of one of the freshest sounds to come out of the Appalachians in decades.


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     1. Backroads
     2. A Place To Call Your Own
     3. Being There
     4. CLC
     5. Lost In Time
     6. SeagullxEagle
     7. The Riverbend
     8. So Predictable
     9. Freedays

15 – Brunswick, Australia @ Howler (w/ Kishi Bashi)
16 – Darlinghurst, Australia @ Oxford Arts Factory (w/ Kishi Bashi)
21 – Durham, N.C. @ Pinhook
22 – Washington, D.C. @ Kennedy Center 
23 – Philadelphia, Penn @ The Boot & Saddle 
24 – Somerville, Mass. @ Thunder Road (w/ Julie Rhodes)
25 – New York, N.Y. @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 
26 – Portsmouth, N.H. @ 3S Artspace
27 – Providence, R.I. @ AS220 (Free Show)
28 – York, Penn. @ Sign of the Wagon

01 – Harrisonburg, Va. @ Clementine Cafe 
02 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Evening Muse 
03 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Grocery on Home 
04 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Modern Studio 
05 – Asheville, N.C. @ Grey Eagle