“A band this left of center deserves our attention, if not just for the quality of their songs, then for the strength of their message” (Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine).
Alternative trio treesreach blends elements of rock, folk, jazz, classical, and chamber pop to offer a melodic, textural, and dynamic musical journey to its listeners, both on stage and in the studio. The band independently released its debut album Some Night You Will Hear Me Crowing in January of 2018. Songs contained on the album have received diverse stylistic comparisons, from Fleet Foxes to Pink Floyd, from Dawes to Radiohead, from Simon and Garfunkel to Built to Spill. And treesreach brings that dynamic array of music to the stage with a show that has been described as “serene, smooth, and even explosive at times.” Over the course of their career, the band has shared the stage with Blitzen Trapper, Vinyl Theatre, Gaelynn Lea, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, The Lonely Biscuits, and many more.
Members Dillon Rairdin and Riley Thurm met in the fall of 2010 in their home of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The two got their start playing acoustic shows under the moniker Live Broadcast, a hold-over name from a previous project Rairdin co-founded. In 2014, drummer Luke Long joined Live Broadcast and the trio played bars in and around Iowa, quickly cultivating a small but loyal fanbase. In 2017, Live Broadcast changed their name to treesreach in anticipation of their first full-length release: a double album entitled Some Night You Will Hear Me Crowing.
Some Night You Will Hear Me Crowing's 23 tracks were almost entirely home recorded in Rairdin's basement over the course of several years. The massive scope of many of the songs compelled the band to welcome several additional musicians to their live show, including horn players, additional guitarists, and auxiliary percussionists. After a string of shows promoting the album, treesreach returned to their home studio and, in the fall of 2019, released their single "Wisconsin" and its B-side, "Getting Used to Getting By."
"Treesreach are proving themselves as versatile as the best in their ability to flip the switch between heavier or experimental projects and songs such as [Wisconsin]" (Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine).
“[Some Night You Will Hear Me Crowing] is the kind of album that really does reward the listener’s attention -- and that’s not always the case these days” (Mark Simmet, IPR Studio One Tracks).
“There is so much going on with Some Night You Will Hear Me Crowing that it takes multiple listens to get through all of the layers and subtleties — but it pays off in spades, making this one of the most complex and musically interesting albums to come out of this area in a long time” (Mike Roeder, Little Village Magazine).