Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Treats

The Treats are a dynamic rock & roll trio who formed in 2000, shortly after brothers/songwriters Andrew and Don Isham moved next door to bass player Tim Payne. After enduring several weeks of his new neighbors’ late night bassless jams, Tim had heard enough. So one night he staggered over next-door, bass in hand, and the Treats were born.

The Treats sound is driven by Andrew's vocal melodies and raw guitar combined with the limber rhythm swing of drummer Don and bassist Tim. The Madison, WI trio's music draws heavily from traditional rock & roll and pop, as well as incorporating elements of hard rock, blues, punk, and psychedelia. The result is an excitingly diverse sound with songs ranging anywhere from brash and swaggering rockers and high-octane blues numbers to wistful ballads and dreamy pop tunes.

In 2003 the Treats released self-titled EP that can be downloaded from their internet site. At September 7th, 2007, the band released it's second album Reservoir Tales, follower to 2004 debut Paint Your Blood. All tracks from the album were recorded in Standing Water Studios in Madison, WI. The album contains 18 tracks of well crafted rock music that on the moments sounds so dramatic as it's made for a movie or a musical. The influences of country, blues and grunge are frequently present in their music but they never distance too far from their traditional rock roots. The songs as Second Hand Reserve or Eve's Playground show the full rock potential of the Treats. Slow acoustic song Blind and Undying is another highlight of the album. The only problem with this album is that it's too long. Somehow, 18 songs on the album seem to be too much, but regardless of that, Reservoir Tales is a decent rock album worth listening. Recommended!

The Treats - Cuchillo
The Treats - Eves Playground
The Treats - Blind And Undying
The Treats @ MySpace

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Menomena - Under An Hour [EP] + I Am The Fun Blame Monster !!!
King Creosote - Kenny & Beth's Musakal Boat Rides !!!

The Tough Alliance - The New School !!!
Architecture In Helsinki - In case We Die


Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007)
The Dynamites & Charles Walker - Kaboom! (2007)

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