Treehouse – Top to Bottom

Treehouse released their excellent debut album Top to Bottom on 12th of may. This is country-flavoured pop perfection and one of my favourite Finnish releases of the year. Ok, maybe I shouldn’t get too excited at this point, because so far I’ve only spent one day with the album. But no, that’s not the way we work here at the onechord.net headquarters. I love to get excited about music and albums like Top to Bottom are the reason why this website exists. This just ticks all the right boxes for me. Wonderful vocals, sweet harmonies, beautiful melodies and stylish playing. And a banjo. I’m very much into albums like this or The Decline by Elvyn (obviously extremely useful to namedrop a Canadian band that only a few have heard around these parts of the globe, but everyone should, because The Decline is a masterpiece). Top to Bottom is already available on iTunes and Spotify. There’s a CD version as well, but I’m not sure will that hit the stores or is it only available on concerts / directly from the band. Here are two beautiful songs from the new album.

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Treehouse – Top to Bottom

Treehouse will release their debut album Top to Bottom later this year and based on the samples I’ve heard so far, it’s going to be a country-tinged pop treasure. I can’t wait to hear it. This is so my kind of stuff. Rich harmonies, beautiful melodies, pedal steel…

Recently Treehouse gave us a video for the title song Top to Bottom and another new song entitled Summer Starts in June. Check out these amazing songs below.

Treehouse – Top to Bottom from Treehouse on Vimeo.


 
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Year 2011 Round-Up Part 5 – The best Finnish songs (unreleased or self-released)

Title pretty much covers it all. These are Finnish songs that I absolutely love and adore. Some are waiting to be released, some will probably (and unfortunately) forever remain unreleased, some are self-released. All are utterly wonderful. I hope I didn’t forget anyone really important. Of course there’s plenty of others I really enjoyed as well, but these are the ones I really loved the most. It’s actually rather pointless to divide these finnish songs into label-stuff and unreleased, because let’s face it. If I make a top 30 finnish songs of the year list, these all would make it to that list.

Here we go (again).. These are not in any specific order.

Carmen & The Devil – Love Drove My Baby Away & Tell-Tale Heart

Impossible to decide between these two Carmen & The Devil originals, so I have to include them both. It’s definitely been a year of Carmen & The Devil at this household. I loved their concerts and those three limited edition cassettes. Playing just the kind of music I love these days and doing it exceptionally well. Country duets, traditional folk songs, great cover choices, beautiful originals. Hopefully an album next year.


 

 

Carmen & The Devil at Facebook

Tolbiac – Elokuussa

Just how amazing is this song? The radio host of the highest order and the writer of the legendary indie hit Purkkaa , the international man of mystery, Tolbiac returned with a couple of stunning songs. Especially this song entitled Elokuussa is so good that I could listen to it all day long.


 

Heartjet – Grace

A big onechord.net favourite, power pop duo Heartjet gave a couple of new songs for free. Grace & World are both awesome. A bit more serene than before, but equally great.

Heartjet at facebook

Puskii! – Mä haluun bändin

Puskii! has an album ready, but it seems to take a long while to get it out and available. A big shame, because I love listening to them. This song is a whole lot of fun and sometimes that’s everything you need.


 

Puskii! at Facebook

The Wonderminers – Stars in the Window

Petri Nakari’s new band released a digital 4-song EP that is a thing of beauty and takes a high place on the best EPs of the year list, if I decide to make one. This slice of pop heaven is called Stars In The Window.


 

The Wonderminers Website
The Wonderminers at Facebook

Swaying Wires – Never Fade

Swaying Wires is a new band from Turku and I’m enjoying them more and more each day. They have four songs over at Soundcloud. I can’t really decide which one I like the most, because they are all extremely good. I previously posted Bluebird, so let’s go with Never Fade this time around. It brings to mind early Songs: Ohia occasionally. I’m loving it.


 

Swaying Wires at Facebook
Swaying Wires at Blogspot

The Spoonshiners – Three Years

The Spoonshiners EP hits all the right spots for a fan of 90s US indie, and 70s power pop. I especially loved this track called Three Years, because it reminded me of things like Dinosaur JR and Buffalo Tom.


 

The Spoonshiners at Facebook

Treehouse – By The Lake

I was totally into this song early in the year and it still sounds brilliant. Just a fantastic pop song. A bit of TFC, a bit of Popsicle and a bit of country. A perfect formula if you ask me. And I love those harmonies..

Treehouse – By the Lake from Hessu on Vimeo.

Treehouse at Facebook

Matti Jasu & The Loose Train – Fingers Crossed

And then a really late favourite. This outtake from the upcoming Matti Jasu & The Loose Train album is friggin’ great. I loved Matti Jasu’s work at Goodnight Monsters and this new stuff seem to be equally awesome.

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Video of the Day #35: Treehouse

Fairly new Finnish band Treehouse is just getting better all the time. These guys have already written a lot of really good pop music with their earlier groups, but now I’m starting to believe that Treehouse will outclass their earlier projects. I really enjoyed the first video, but I freakin’ love this one. I’m a harmony addict and this song will keep me away from my dealer for a long while. I may have listened to way too much (well that’s actually impossible) Popsicle and Teenage Fanclub in my life and I’ve started to see them everywhere I go, but I do get a little bit of Popsicle vibe in the verse and TFC in the chorus. It could be just me. Anyway, By The Lake by Treehouse is a marvellous country-tinged pop song. Just listen, enjoy and fall in love.

Treehouse – By the Lake from Hessu on Vimeo.

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News & Video of the Day #18: Treehouse

Treehouse is a new finnish band and Back In School is the promosingle of their upcoming debut album. Due out later in 2010. The members have previously made an appearance in such fine pop outfits like The Scaramangas, Streetcar, Flannelmouth, Waterloo. Treehouse probably has a little more country and folk flavours than their other/earlier groups and I have nothing against that. All bands should have a banjo in their instrument arsenal. I’m looking forward for more.

 

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