Aobve: the new Treepeople single "Andy Warhol" is out today!
Treepeople are experiencing a renaissance, due partly to their 2017 reunion tour around the Western United States, partly because they are so darned good! On one hand, Treepeople were a band of their time, the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and their place, Boise, ID and Seattle, WA. Treepeople created punk music that lives on into a future they never imagined. The members of Treepeople, Scott Schmaljohn, Pat Brown, Wayne Flower and Doug Martsch went on to form prominent ‘90s Northwest combos Built to Spill, Stuntman, Violent Green, The Halo Benders, and Hive - - - Treepeople were a major influence on many Northwest artists who followed in their wake including Sleater-Kinney, Modest Mouse, Unwound, Death Cab for Cutie, Built to Spill, Lync.
The Treepeople sound is a jagged buzz crossing boundaries between the punk, hardcore, garage and grunge artists interwoven in the NW music scene. Guilt, Regret and Embarrassment is a Northwest classic, remastered and presented not only as an important document, also a collection of fab, adrenaline inducing songs.
A taste of the remastered goodness of Guilt, Regret and Embarrassment DELUXE EDITION can be heard on the first Treepeople single "Andy Warhol", out today! Treepeople rarely played cover songs, as they had several accomplished songwriters "in house." However, "Andy Warhol," a song by David Bowie from his album Hunky Dory, an album members of Treepeople listened to on a daily basis. The original Bowie recording had no drums, the Treepoeple rock-out version was paint splattering, glue gunning pop art, always a crowd favorite. "Andy Warhol" became a fixture of their live set, usually the second song of the evening and "People loved it!" It was natural to include it on the Guilt, Regret and Embarrassment album. View the video for Treepeople's version of "Andy Warhol" HERE.
The "BONUS TRACKS" on the Guilt, Regret and Embarrassment DELUXE EDITION [KLP284] are ver special, originally released on compilations or 45rpm phonograph records that have been out-of-print for decades: "Handcuffs" recorded by Steve Fisk and Stuart Hallerman at Avast!; "Neils Down," "Cartoon Brew" and "Ballard Bitter" recorded by Steve Fisk at Egg Studio; "Pretty Girl," "Lazer Beam/Flame Grape," "Makin’ the D," "Important Things," "In My Head," "In My Head" and "Mistake" were recorded by Jack Endino at Reciprocal Studio, Seattle, Washington.