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Treephort

Treephort: Enchanted ForestEnchanted Forest (2004)
Springman Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


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"I have no fucking clue what is going on with this," those were my exact words when I heard the first track from this album. Somehow, I think this band would probably enjoy hearing that. This band is perhaps better known for their crazy live performance than they are for their recorded material. .
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"I have no fucking clue what is going on with this," those were my exact words when I heard the first track from this album. Somehow, I think this band would probably enjoy hearing that. This band is perhaps better known for their crazy live performance than they are for their recorded material. Nevertheless, here's "Enchanted Forest," the band's Springman debut.

The aforementioned opening track kicks off with a strange synth intro, before breaking into a completely nonsensical, chaotic song. Now, when I say chaotic, I don't mean in a technical, controlled sense, I mean it sounds like a sugary version of The Locust. I expected more of the same, however the next track was mid-tempo rock song with some catchy hooks, or, basically the antithesis of the intro. The next few tracks are in keeping with this, although the band still throws in some synths here and there. However, the seventh track, "The Lawsuit Waiting To Happen" shows of the bands strange tendencies much like "The Enchanted Forest Theme." As the album wore on, I found myself enjoying it more than I had previously expected.

In the lyrical department, Treephort's main weapon is sarcasm, and their target is often their peers. This is readily evident in the song "It Takes Talent To Scream Into A Microphone": "You may say that we suck, you may be wrong; you may be right, but let me tell you something, all you 'real' musicians, we didn't learn to suck overnight." A lot of what the band has to say is dead on, and they do it masterfully, maintaining a sense of humor even while they are being sharply critical.

For all of their weirdness, Treephort know how to write some really catchy and memorable songs. I didn't expect this to make into any sort of regular rotation in my cd player, but it did. I'm sure some of the content here is going to piss somebody off, and if it does, Treephort will know their efforts were worthwhile.

 

 
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Anonymous (September 29, 2004)

they havent been good in YEARS, Lee is an ego trip

Anonymous (September 6, 2004)

I like their sense of humor but they all need alot of music lessons. I listened to the whole ecard thing and didnt hear anything that sounded in the least but like the locust. I heard bad singing, bad screaming, lame bass lines,boring guitar and laughable drumming. The songs remind me of the songs on threebrain.com just not as funny or as well made.

randomdipshit

Ted_The_Bellhop (September 3, 2004)

They really should go back to having horns because that was when they were actually good.

Anonymous (September 1, 2004)

i did like their first 2 records best. i personally don't like the new stuff but they will always put on a good show.

-greyicewater

Anonymous (September 1, 2004)

i tihnk i speak for alot of people when i say:

WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED WITH THIS BAND?!?!!?!!??!

Anonymous (September 1, 2004)

Horrible. Got this in a package and listened to it once. Stupid lyrics, and generic music make for a lousy record. But again, I am not the biggest fun of what I call "joke" music so it might be great. Just not for me.

Jesse (September 1, 2004)

*Show

Jesse (September 1, 2004)

The video for "Jesus Would Play This Song For Free" made me a fan.

Anonymous (September 1, 2004)

I think these guys should win some kind of prize. They got kicked off of the warped tour for indecent exposure, but the even better part is that they weren't even on it to begin with. I heard they just showed up and kept showing up and played a few sets a day. That's just awesome.

Anonymous (August 31, 2004)

this band is absolutely insane. setting their balls on fire, making out with each other, puking on each other...non stop insanity. i haven't heard this yet, i'll have to give it a listen sometime. they have gone through so many members i don't even know who is in this band anymore besides lee. but anyway, it's cool to see them doing well.

-greyicewater

Fuzzy (August 31, 2004)

Why do fat kids like Metallica? (I hate this band)

punkcorekid (August 31, 2004)

that guy is using my saying.....bring the ruckus....thats mine. anyway, these guys are funny.

sweetsugarpezz (August 31, 2004)

i live in the same city as these guys. cool as all hell, and certainly bring the ruckus.

TrailerParkJesus (August 31, 2004)

I forget where I've heard of this before. Sounds.. interesting to say the least..

musical-monkey (August 31, 2004)

i haven't heard them in a long time, but treephort will always hold a special place in my heart. they played one of the first shows i ever went to. i walked into the room and i see a guy dressed in a wolverine costume playing guitar flailing around. definitely a memorable experience.

Anonymous (August 31, 2004)

I Iiked them better when they were ska and wore costumes.

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