With their second national tour approaching this year, opening for South Africa’s stars The Parlotones, the Chicago quintet Scattered Trees’ Daytrotter Session show their skilled, multi-layered heartfelt songs HERE. Scattered Trees will play New York’s CMJ with multiple showcases, including the Baeble Music showcase (full CMJ schedule tbc).
Earlier last month, the band premiered their latest video for “Sympathy” with MTV Hive. Directed by Scattered Trees’ guitarist/keyboardist J.M. Harper, “Sympathy” is a stark, poignant exploration of love, loss, and redemption — themes the band touches upon in their recently released full-length record. Praising the video, MTV Hive’s Jason Newman wrote, “The clip is a mini-movie that looks like a deleted scene from Werner Herzog’s soldier-gone-mad epic “Aguirre: The Wrath of God” … it feels more like an artsy, methodical short film than the budget-conscious, lo-fi approach employed by many indie bands.” Watch the video HERE and read MTV Hive’s piece HERE.
The band released Sympathy via Roll Call Records in 2011. The album is a stunning and ingenious collection of songs that reach for great emotional heights. It’s a rare, cathartic record that’s as heartfelt as it is therapeutic.
It’s been a whirlwind year for Scattered Trees. A little over a year ago, Scattered Trees was effectively broken up, with members of the band literally scattered all across the country. Then, lead singer Nate Eiseland’s father passed away, and as a tribute to his late father, Nate penned a series of songs on his acoustic guitar. With those acoustic songs in hand, the band came back together in Chicago and fleshed out the tracks, writing the songs that would become Sympathy. That album and the deeply powerful live show have been praised by Nylon, RCRD LBL, No Depression, Consequence of Sound, Buzzine and others as an album that’s not to be missed.
Scattered Trees Upcoming Tour Dates:
10/08: Iowa City, IA @ Bull Moose #
10/19: New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom *
10/21: Brooklyn, NY @ Spike Hill (Baeble Music Showcase)
10/22: Toronto @ The Mod Club *
10/25: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
10/26: Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge *
10/28: Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret *
10/29: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
10/30: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
11/01: San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord *
11/04: West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre *
11/05: San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
11/25: Chicago, Il @ Lincoln Hall $
11/26: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry $
11/30: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Froom %
12/03: Columbia, MO @ Mojo's %
* - w/ The Parlotones
# - w/ Walk The Moon
$ - w/ a Lull
% - w/ Quiet Corrall