Treehouse!

 Treehouse!

If I close my eyes I can go back to a place where a younger version of my journalistic self exists and is still frustrated with e-mail format interviews. I can specifically remember the first time I had gotten a hold of a band that really means a lot to me today still, an Australian band called Something For Kate. I remember being so happy I had ANY opportunity to talk to them through any medium, and I was completely beyond excited – until I received the answers back. What I had returned, was more or less what I had put into it – albeit unknowingly. My questions were not as open as they are now – and I have never received such honesty on the page as I have through these new printed interviews through SBS. Each and every time I get the answers from a new one back, I almost chuckle and say “Well, good luck friends – cause that last one we did? Just can’t get better than that…..”

There is without question merit in all of these interviews we’ve done – but I have to personally say that each and every one I send out, upon receiving them back I am continually humbled by the honesty and the genuine strength of the will to communicate demonstrated by these “indie” – or how Jeremy from TreeHouse! put so well – “community bands.” I read between the collective lines of all these interviews stacked upon one another – and I like to think that we’re finding these common threads that exist between the struggles of all independent artists. As we as musicians have always believed, there is much in common between us all.

What I appreciate most about Jeremy in this interview with TreeHouse! is that this band has really gone walking that spiritual mile, really considered their relationship with people, with music and with the world. His answer to the “state of music” question I continue to pick on people for was nothing short of pure brilliance – and displays not only the true heart of music, but the determination and drive in its spirit.

Right from answer one I appreciated where this interview could go; Jeremy talks about establishing a scene and bring music to the people through TreeHouse! – how could the rest not turn out just as well! I’m proud to say it even gets better from there – and Jeremy, true to his sentiments of putting his music out there with his band, so too puts himself on the page here for you new TreeHouse! fans finding them through SBS in this interview.

WOW is really all I can say. I have identified with and connected with Jeremy’s answers in all kinds of ways – so many that I truly believe writing about it all here would make it double the article length! From one Jeremy to another, brother, I really appreciate your words through this and I really think you have some amazing insights and approaches to your music that many bands could LEARN from – I can’t thank you enough personally for these tools you’ve presented for new artists to consider using along their own journeys. Your combinations of art, music, philosophies….what can I say everyone? It seems the TreeHouse! is big enough in spirit to house us all. Read on!

Interview with Treehouse!

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SBS: I gotta say guys – right off the bat you can really get into the sweet grooves of TreeHouse! Right off the bat I guess I’m curious to know (From way over here in Canada) – would you say that this is a good representation of the sound around Myrtle Beach, SC? Tell us what a day in the life of TreeHouse! Is like!

TreeHouse!: Hey Jer, thanks for interviewing us! The Myrtle Beach area (specifically North Myrtle Beach) is our home and our roots, and it has of course helped shape our mindsets, lifestyles, and our musical vibe. However, what we’re doing in our area is unlike anything they’ve heard there. Myrtle Beach is not the most robust music scene, so we have taken it upon ourselves to establish our area with more regional Reggae/Jam/Funk bands, inviting and hosting several bands over the past year to enliven our region’s musical atmosphere. The beach lends to our island vibe and our neighbors in North Carolina keep us on our toes when it comes to providing heady jams. When we started performing as a living, we stuck to our hometown and ended up with 5 or 6 gigs a week throughout Summer. In the last 6 months, we have toured through Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and even the Virgin Islands, so a day in the life of TreeHouse! at this point could virtually bring anything! The best part of the day is the show. The rest of the day is usually driving or sitting on my computer, booking and promoting.

SBS: In Canada – people that look like you and I do are perceived to be tree choppers – not so much building tree-houses….and that band name of yours just sounds playful altogether – what’s the history on that? How does the band name TreeHouse! Both represent you as a band and as people?

TreeHouse!: “TreeHouse” has been my nickname for over 10 years, born from a pretty sweet treehouse I had in my yard, set up with a loft, an inside swing seat, lights, and a tv! My friends and I would hang out in there and do dumb kid stuff like lighting off fireworks and trying our first hits of weed. My friends would even hang out there when I was gone, so some people would know of my treehouse before they even met me. We decided to dub our band “TreeHouse!” because it felt naturally right, it called to us. TreeHouse is a symbol for the unity of nature and man, the inside and the outside world, stability and growth. I believe our more heady fans like to think of it as a house of “trees” lol.

SBS: Alright – straight up – I need to know about the exclamation point at the end. While I know this seems trivial to most – there’s no doubt that some debate must have taken place over something as “simple” as an exclamation point at the end – was that the case?

TreeHouse!: Well, you can see that the exclamation point came alittle after the band’s birth, as our facebook page does not have it. For one, I started yelling “TreeHouse!” while we were playing at all of our shows. After a while, people started yelling “TreeHouse!” AT US at every show! I believe our excitement level in everything we do justifies the exclamation point.

SBS: Jeremy – and, well, TreeHouse! as a band….how important is melody to your songs? Everything I’ve heard has some really sweet progressions and chord changes – so I guess we’re wondering both about melody and the importance of that in a TreeHouse! song, and also maybe just a little rap about what the “must-haves” of a TreeHouse! song really are. When you listen back to a finished TreeHouse! song, you know it’s done because…..

TreeHouse!: Melody finds its proper place in our music, along with rhythm, dynamics, dub, jam, and alittle psychedelia. Most of our songs are almost channeled to us from a greater force. Looking back on many of our songs, I couldn’t even say how they came to be. TreeHouse! does not really have scheduled practices or anything like that, as we simply don’t have time, with our rigorous touring schedule. Most of our songs come from a natural process of jamming live dubs on stage at our shows. The song forms itself over several different jams, and sometimes we might talk out the details a bit while we’re on the road. Avid TreeHeads actually get to hear our new songs take shape over the course of our shows. I would say a TreeHouse! song is finished when it feels like I am singing a prayer.

SBS: Okay – so let’s get into the new album and the campaign behind it – tell us everything we need to know about your upcoming album “Growth.” Where did “Growth” start and where will it lead you to?

TreeHouse!: “Growth” started at the beginning of time and it will continue to the end of existence. I believe this album will lead us to the opportunity to spread our positive message across the world to all our fellow beings, to awaken an inspiration toward unity of all peoples, and most importantly to provide us with a means to provide comfort to others, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I’ve had visions of this destiny since I can remember. I’ve spent years developing the essence of this album within my soul.

We are a band of humble means, so we have been virtually starving ourselves to put everything we have into this album, financially, as well as spiritually. We created the album campaign because so many of our fans asked us what they could do to help us in our endeavors. If we reach our campaign goal of $5,500 then we will be able to record, mix, master, and package the album, and have it ready by our release date of May 4th, 2013.

We have some sweet swag deals where you can get a digital download of the album up to two weeks before it drops, as well as exclusive merch like shirts, coozies, shades, stickers, signed posters, signed lyric books from the album, and acoustic recordings of songs from the album.

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SBS: I dig the idea of your fans and new fans helping you record this new album through a campaign like that – and I can certainly see that playing music that people can believe in would help – so I don’t see you having any problems there. This is truly what we’re all about at sleepingbagstudios – the idea that a band can effectively manage themselves independently of the industry. Still – I should ask – is there any part of you that would want to sign to a major label or is this where the collective mindset of TreeHouse! is at – to stay indie?

TreeHouse!: We believe in community from the roots up! If we want the fruit of knowledge, we start with a seed in the soil, not a dollar in the supermarket. TreeHouse! has unlimited growth potential, so I don’t see what any major label could offer us that would make us want to sell the rights to our brand and our music. If we signed to a label, it would most likely be of the same grassroots comunity mindset as ourselves. We believe that the most conducive path for us is the one where everyone wins because everyone is working together and giving consideration to each other. We simply like to make sure that we work with good-vibin’ people in any capacity.

That being said, I would rather call us a “Community Band” than an “Indie Band.” We are blessed significant help, support, and opportunities from our fans, friends, family, and associates, and without them, we would be nothing. It also takes the greatly helpful online platforms like Reverbnation, Facebook, YouTube, and IndieGogo for us to manage and share our music and our presence to the world.

SBS: Not only does it take a lot of confidence in your music to go after and take on a campaign like this – but it also truly says a lot about your fans and your belief in the human spirit does it not? What makes you believe that this goal can be achieved?

TreeHouse!: No goal can ever be achieved if it is never attempted. We believe that when people see a bright, genuine, good-willed, and soulful message, it calls to their soul to lend their support. Given the great extent of our fanbase, if everyone donates a mere $5, then we essentially reach our goal! This is an amount that most of us blow on something trivial almost every day, so I believe people will want to put it into an endeavor of lasting quality. We wouldn’t ask for help if it was not needed. We want our fans to know down the road that this album exists because of them.

SBS: Jeremy if you could man – speak about the universal language of music from your perspective. What is it about a TreeHouse! track that could appeal to just about anyone?

TreeHouse!: One of my goals in life is to jam music with musicians from all cultures, languages, and walks of life. My favorite thing to do is jump into an impromptu jam with someone I’ve virtually never met and start groovin’ together. A good jam is just like a good conversation, you can tell when someone is on your same frequency. In our songs, I believe the melody is the first thing to catch a person’s ear, then the hook reels them in linguistically with a simple yet meaningful phrase, then the rhythm subconsciously aligns everyone onto the same good-vibin’ frequency! I believe a TreeHouse! track can appeal to anyone because it speaks to them what is already in their heart.

SBS: A track like “Young One -” would you say this is a fair representation of what we can expect to find on “Growth?” What made you choose to put that one out there as a preview and how is that decision made?

TreeHouse!: “Young One” has a very special origin, and it means alot to me, because it came about, in alignment with my own awakening to our divine calling. I co-wrote this song at the festival, Camp Reggae, with my friend Zach Fowler from Sun-Dried Vibes (who will be releasing their own version of “Young One” on their upcoming album!). We’ve had many fans tell us how this song has touched them deeply. It is truly an inspirational message, both for myself and for others. I believe this will be the most anticipated track on the album, which is why it is the last song on “Growth.” “Young One” represents the culmination of our growth as musicians, as a band, as professionals, and as good-vibin’ people.

SBS: As a sophomore album – how does the material stack up against the old stuff? What changed musically between these recording sessions to really give it that “Growth?”

TreeHouse!: The SOUL, straight up. When we recorded our first album, we had a slew of decently catchy songs with a hint of the right ideas, but we had not yet found our full direction, our calling. The first album was simply our catalyst to fully embrace the touring musician lifestyle. Once we were fully engulfed in this way of being, the second album flowed forth freely. Whereas our first album was out of necessity, our second album is out of divinity. Our first album was more playful, while this next album is more sacred.

SBS: How important is the human connection to TreeHouse!? Your songs and sounds are extremely inviting and accessible for all kinds of open eardrums – so I suppose I’m wondering what the fan support has been like for you? When they approach you after a show do they get the time of day? Or are you the type to not even wait for it and approach the fans yourselves?

TreeHouse!: We really try to go out of our way to connect with our fans as much as we can. The amount that we are able to do this simply depends on the show. When we play a dive bar, random show, or especially a new city, we approach everyone in the crowd with our card and ask them to link up with us if they enjoyed what they heard. In some good-vibin’ cities, the people just seem more approachable and accessible. When it comes to a big House of Blues show or something of this caliber, it is a bit harder to have a meaningful conversation since so many people want a moment of your time, but we still try! However, I would say our music is our most intimate form of communication, so all our fans get to the root of our beliefs when we vibe together at a show, so after that kind of connection, a normal conversation is almost superfluous. Festivals are our favorite kinds of shows, because after we perform, we get to hang out with everyone at our camp site and party for the rest of the weekend, now THAT’s how you really get to know your fans!

SBS: Alright gentlemen, my bearded brothers from other musical mothers…..there’s more hair growing on the underside of your chins than on your actual faces! Now, I’m a bearded guy myself – my last time clean-shaven was for my last regular j-o-b before I left it all behind for this music stuff! That was about 2 years ago now – when was your last time clean shaven and is there anything that would make you shave off what you have now?

TreeHouse!: I think it is important to explore the range of one’s existential possibilities and ways of being, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. To remain true to only one way is to deny so many others. That being said, I started growing my hair and my beard about last April, after a series of music festivals that just blew my mind open once again, and demanded another period of “growth.” There was also the fact that my drummer (Trey Moody) and my bassist (Matt Link) were already ahead of me in beardedness. Once all of us had some beard going, this kind of tight-knit group mentality came about, to where none of us would dare shave off our beard for fear of being the only un-bearded member! These beards have grown with us and have become our personas. As Samson gained his strength from his hair, so do we as a band. We have tossed around the idea of shaving all our beards down after we release our this upcoming album so we can have a different theme for the next album! I have also been joking about setting up a raffle at our album release party where whoever wins gets to shave my beard right there in front of everyone!

SBS: You guys just completed a run of four shows in four days in early February! That’s awesome! Any highlights? And as far as a timeline goes – have you ever completed that kind of show-to-calendar-date ratio before? That’s an intense schedule gentlemen!

TreeHouse!: Jer, if you only knew! We’ve done four shows in TWO DAYS before, almost looking like we were in several places at once! Pulling doubles is nothing new to us, it’s called the grind! We started off hard, and we’re always gonna find a way to keep stepping it up. This past four-day run was through North Carolina – Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, and Charlotte. Each show was a very different range of experience, as far as venues and crowds go. Charlotte was definitely the highlight, since it was Wintersplash Reggae Fest with all our family bands jamming together for 400 people!

SBS: And it doesn’t let up! You also have another TEN shows I can see booked in all kinds of venues in March! That is literally incredible guys – nice work. I personally love seeing that kind of dedication to the craft. But…this kind of makes it seem like TreeHouse! can’t sit still very long either! I’m sensing a very hard work ethic in this band – how would you describe it? How important is the music you make to you personally?

TreeHouse!: Music is our lives. If we stopped playing for too long, then all of it would fall apart. Performing shows is our main source of income, so we like to stay busy so we don’t stay broke! Also, we’re ready to be on top, and we know you can’t get there until you pay your dues and put in your work. My idea is that every show is an investment toward our eventual relaxation from the heavy grind, but we won’t stop until we’re worldwide. Personally, I have been involved, engrossed, encompassed, and embraced within music since I was a small child, learning piano, trumpet, bass, guitar, and alittle drums and banjo, while performing in choirs, musicals, concert band, jazz band, marching band, pep band, a pop-punk band, a hardcore band, and now a Reggae Jam Rock band. Music has fully shaped and developed me, my personality, my ambitions, and my life. I will always be involved with music in a large capacity. I am always in awe over music’s ability to affect people on such a deep level.

SBS: What defines a memorable moment for you on-stage? How do you guys know beyond all doubt that you “nailed” a performance?

TreeHouse!: Our most memorable performances have always been with our friends and family bands. We have a family of several like-minded bands, and we set up regular special events with each other like Summersplash, Wintersplash, TreeFest, Beach Week, and more. Some of us tour together, jam together onstage, and even write songs together. So things are always great when we get together! I feel like we nailed a performance when we all feel in sync, and when we feel so comfortable, it’s almost like we’re just hanging out on stage and doing our thing in a natural setting. It’s amazing how much a great show depends on the venue and their staff. A performance feels solid when we are enveloped in fog and the lights dim on our last note, so that impression is all the audience is left with. THIS feels like a true rock star moment, and it constitutes the difference between a good performance and a good show.

SBS: We try not to have any standard questions – but I have to admit I’m really digging the answers to this one lately – so keep it rollin for us! TreeHouse! – what is your opinion on the state of music today? Is it in trouble? Is there enough good stuff out there? Has the internet helped or watered it down?

TreeHouse!: I believe that mainstream music often strays far from the originally divine purpose of music. It perpetuates consumerist trivialities with generic and blatantly recycled half-ass rhythms and melodies. Then it saturates itself with cheesy effects to cover the unoriginal quality of its meaningless subject matter. I believe the mainstream use for music today is all about commercialism and no longer about quality. People only like a radio song because they’ve subconsciously listened to it being blasted on every radio station 5 times a day through the BS payola scheme established by the industry. Most people believe that liking a song means that it’s stuck in your head, so the music corporations ensure that this happens on a large-scale level! The thing that blows my mind is how negative so much mainstream music can be. So many negative subject matters, and it makes me wonder why so many people want to listen to a song that makes them depressed, and then it makes me wonder why any musician would want to perform a song every day that makes them feel negative.

That being said, the internet has saved us! Now, there is sooo much music to choose from and so many outlets for this music, that anyone can find their perfect niche. There’s also so many different fans using these platforms to discover music, that an artist can make a perfectly decent living off his or her fanbase without ever being considered “mainstream.” This is a beautiful thing because it shows all musicians that you don’t have to sell out your principles to a major label to find your crowd. You can do that, and find a crowd that will like you for the same reason they like anything that is spoon-fed to them over the radio several times a day, or you can stay the indie route, utilize all of these online outlets, and find your perfect crowd, who cares so much about your music that they found you!Just as I like my music to be of a genuine quality, I enjoy having fans of a genuine quality.

SBS: I’m feeling a pretty good philosophical vibe from you guys – so I’m gonna go there with a couple wide open questions for you guys: What makes a life worth living? What defines success?

TreeHouse!: That’s a good read, Jer. I’m actually a Philosophy grad! So I could say “Plato says the unexamined life is a life not worth living.” At this point, I have philosophically dove off the deep end though, so I would probably go with a more Buddhist answer like “To ask about the qualities of a life is to ask about the properties in a fruit of an imaginary tree.” The question is inapplicable because its subject exists only in a conventional sense. A life does not exist apart or independent from anything else, so a life worth living might be the pursuit of creating a perfect world worth living for all lifes. I believe in radical reincarnation and karma, so a life worth living could be whatever is conducive to the enlightenment and relief of suffering for all beings. Or a quality life might be whatever the soul requires for positive growth into the next life. I think a life worth living is both personal and universal, in the sense that each person’s one life is its own unique occurrence, so it has its own unique set which determines its perfection, and if all lifes live their perfect life, then we collectively create a universal life worth living. Success is a continual process of doing what one loves while growing in a positive way to exponentiate one’s acheivements.

SBS: Tell me about the creative freedom that comes from the DIY system you have with everything from your merch to your music. I truly think you guys have been smart about everything from your graphic design, to your web presence and current campaign – honestly, this is inspiring stuff for me to see guys! Like I said, these are all ideals in line with our own at SBS! Tell me what you love about that creative freedom now, where it lets you go musically – and fill new bands out there just starting up in on WHY it’s so important to retain as much creative control of your art that you can.

TreeHouse!: At the moment, all of our art and visual presence is done in-house by our drummer, Trey Moody. He has just begun collaborations for our upcoming album, as well. Moody is a great artist, and I believe he doesn’t get nearly enough of an opportunity to exercise this talent. Every shirt, poster, or album art he designs is a hit. I love incorporating all of our talents into this business so that they grow each other. Every time we grow, Trey’s art grows. Every time Trey’s art gets noticed, TreeHouse! gets some recognition. This creative freedom allows us to develop our own themes and have full control of our own image, so that we have a unique edge that is truly personal and meaningful to us and genuine to our fans. We have many artist friends who travel with us and paint live at our shows, creating new TreeHouse! paintings and logos. We like to incorporate as many of the arts from our community as we can into one single show. We basically have the freedom to portray ourselves, our music, our art, our band, and our entire show any way we want! So this comes in handy when we wanna get alittle weird with it!

SBS: I’ve been asked on several opportunities whether I’d consider managing bands to which my answer is and will always remain, no. I’ve always said the most I would ever consider would be a co-management system whereby the band is spending just about an equal amount of time as we would to furthering their musical career. From what I’m looking at TreeHouse! – from what I can SEE – I’m thinking you might have that with your general manager Jen. Is that a fair assumption? How is the relationship there between band and indie manager?

TreeHouse!: Jenny is definitely a fundamental part of the TreeHouse! management team. She helps us greatly with publicity, press, merch, planning, sponsorship ideas, unique opportunities and outreach, and general maintenance and upkeep of our presence online and in the media. Lately, I have been fully engaged in booking and promoting, from month-long regional tours, to festival opportunities, to new market/venue research, outreach and followup, to planning our own festivals and special events. From my perspective of being a band member fully involved in the running of the business, I would say that it is very important for all band members to be involved and aware of all their band’s endeavors. It does kind of annoy me to see a 4 or 5-member band complain about how their manager and booking agent aren’t doing anything for them. When confronted with why they would let anyone else run their business, many bands and band members cling to the excuse that they don’t know where to begin, or they don’t have the right disposition or skills to deal with business contacts in the appropriate way, or they simply don’t have the contacts. Well, neither did I. That’s why I invested the time to LEARN and DEVELOP my skills in this area, to RESEARCH even what I should be learning and developing. Yes, it’s a long, tedious process, but it’s WORTH IT, because in the end, YOU will have your own personal business contacts, and YOU will have all the knowledge of how this business works, so that someone doesn’t come along and take advantage of you. Even if you have a great manager, it’s good to know their process and be involved with it, so if you ever lose that manager, you’re not back at square one. The other perk in my circumstance is that, 10 or 20 years down the road, I will be fully prepared to manage bands, throw festivals, promote shows, run a record label, be a booking agent, etc., so I can always be involved with my passion in some way. I’ve seen too many people on the high road to success, only to fall back into a regular old 9-to-5 when the band falls apart.

It’s a simple question of whether you want to be a sheep or a shepherd. If you choose to be a sheep, you or your band will eventually be consumed by the wolves of the music industry.

SBS: In general – do you feel like there has ever been a time where you’ve had to compromise your work? Or have you ever come back to a song with the intention of making it more “accessible” somehow?

TreeHouse!: Yes, we perform several “cannabis-friendly” songs that we initially censored for certain older or younger crowds until we came to the decision that this is what we proudly represent. We knew our fans would appreciate us for our genuine approach to the subject, and anyone who has a problem with it at this point probably needs to hear it for their own good. We also have a few “anti-Big Brother” songs that take some courage to perform in front of marines or veterans, but again, we believe the message must be spread to all, especially the ones most intimately affected. We love to sing both of these kinds of songs to police officers, though! If we ever come back to a song, it is most likely to make it edgier or more controversial. We never revise a song for fear of its message.

SBS: Again gentlemen – you’ve got a more than impressive list of live shows coming up – so, it seems you’ve already conquered what can be a difficult challenge for indie bands. What would you say is the biggest challenge you still face as a band today?

TreeHouse!: Our biggest challenge today as a band is probably staying fresh, healthy, original, and on top of our game, and not letting the road wear us out before we make it on our journey. It takes a lot of commitment for a group of individuals to all agree to sacrifice time at home with their friends and family, on the road for weeks on end; To sacrifice their comfort, cramped in a vehicle for hours at a time to sleep on a couch or a floor and take a shower every three days, often for little pay to start. It takes a heavy investment of time, patience, diligence, determination, perseverence, and optimism, along with a bit of trial and error, to pursue this career independently. Getting a good tour schedule and showing venues/promoters/producers/agents/etc. that you work hard is definitely a step in the right direction.

Our biggest challenge as a “business” is staying on top of this vast digital world of music, researching all possible platforms on which to promote and expand our brand, analyzing all possible streams of revenue for our music and its applications, and managing all the legalities of this business. If our brand of positive reggae jam rock proves to be “universal,” then why not have it on heady good-vibin’ movies, commercials, tv shows, and video games! The way I see it, the business world and the online forum are just platforms on which to spread the positive message.

SBS: I also have a heavy appreciation for the way you are approaching your merchandise. The combo shirts I’ve seen were awesome! But this is where I can think you can provide some real insight and really HELP some other indie artists here that are still holding on to their cd’s as their number one seller….what do you have to do merch-wise to stand out and be unique? What are the people looking for as far as collectibles from a band goes? You’re fans of music as well I presume! What’s your favorite merch idea you’ve seen before from another band other than your own?

TreeHouse!: We can’t take credit for the combo shirts! We are blessed to have very creative, outgoing, and entreprenurial friends out of Atlanta, GA, who bought their own screen print station and created that design just for when TreeHouse! & Sun-Dried Vibes came into town recently. We are still waiting to make the proper investment into our merch ideas, but we like to have several shirt designs, signed posters, signed skull-shaped shakers, sunshades, bandanas, drink coozies, lighters…the possibilities are endless. Our co-manager Jenny, helps us brainstorm in this area, and even creates some awesome homemade TreeHouse! brand merch like beanies, head bands, patches, and key chains with our logo. Honestly, the coolest merch I’ve seen from other bands: B Foundation had their own herbal grinder, and I’m pretty sure I saw another band with their own vaporizers and bongs. Our friends in Ten Toes Up have their own long board with the band’s picture vinyl-wrapped on the bottom!

SBS: Alright TreeHouse! I have MORE than enjoyed my time with you and your music. Songs like “Prophet of the Armeggedon” and “Young One” really stood out to me, along with the overall SOUND itself. You’re defined – it sounds like TreeHouse! So again, I just want to thank you all for your time and effort, we really appreciate it – all of us here from SBS do. We love listening to new music and hearing what the people that create it really have to say. So, you have our traditional open floor to say goodbye here gentlemen – anything else you’d like to say to your fans and new fans?

TreeHouse!: Treat all of our fellow beings with the love and respect of God. Take care and consideration of your neighbors, your brothers and sisters, more than you do of yourself. Take heed to the effect of your thoughts and your words upon your existence, for they hold infinite power to determine the quality and the course of the world, for better or worse. Nothing is trivial. Make it all mean something good. Namaste. God bless you, our eternal friends and family.

SBS, thank you for the opportunity to get real with ya! You’ll be the first to get a sneak peak of the new album!  www.treehousetheband.com

Jer@SBS

http://sleepingbagstudios.ca

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