Tree Fall Sounds “Support. Foster. Inspire” T-shirt

30 Jul

We at Tree Fall Sounds are happy to announce part two of our summer fundraiser series benefitting the W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy…

Treefallsounds “Support.Foster.Inspire.” T-Shirt

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Spiffy up your summer wardrobe with this super soft, heather grey, t-shirt emblazoned with the Tree Fall Sounds logo and moto. This is the obscure t-shirt all your friends will ask about, and you get that satisfaction of knowing you’re helping kids while looking hip.

Available for purchase now at the Tree Fall Sounds Shop page for a measly $15, all net proceeds from the sale of our t-shirts will be donated to the W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy Department of Music.

We continue to be humbled by the positive response of all who have supported our efforts to raise desperately needed funds for the future of arts and culture in our communities.

For more information on Tree Fall Sounds’ partnership with W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy see our press release here: http://www.treefallsounds.com/partnering-with-w-e-greiner-exploratory-arts-academy/.

“There’s No Local Scene Finer”

31 May

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Tree Fall Sounds is excited to announce the first of a series of summer fundraisers for the W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy Department of Music: “There’s No Local Scene Finer (A Benefit for the Students of W.E. Greiner)”.

Available June 11th, this online release is a compilation of more than 20 tracks from some of our favorite local artists, including: RTB2, Somebody’s Darling, The Blurries, Telegraph Canyon, The Fox and the Bird, Datahowler, John Singer Sergeant, and more.

“There’s No Local Scene Finer” will be available for download via the Tree Fall Sounds Bandcamp page (http://treefallsounds.bandcamp.com/) for a minimum purchase price of $6, with all proceeds donated to the W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy Department of Music.

We are humbled by the response of all the local acts that generously offered these tracks to help raise desperately needed funds for these budding young musicians, and inspiring those that will be responsible for the future of arts and culture in our communities. There is truly no local scene finer.

For more information on Tree Fall Sounds’ partnership with W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy see our press release here: http://www.treefallsounds.com/partnering-with-w-e-greiner-exploratory-arts-academy/.

Support. Foster. Inspire.

Partnering with W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy

9 Apr

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Since our founding in 2011 we have always run things here at Tree Fall Sounds in the spirit of a non-profit. We are now transforming our little record label into a true non-profit, expanding our mission, and extending our focus beyond that of a record label. Our new Mission Statement…

“Tree Fall Sounds is a non-profit dedicated to supporting, fostering, and inspiring sustainable creativity. We embrace localism, collaborating with individuals and organizations for the benefit of arts and culture in the communities where we live.”

Our ultimate goal is to provide support to established local artists, to foster the growth of young artists, and to inspire artistic endeavors of all kinds. Bringing artists from all walks of life together, we hope to generate sustainable creativity throughout the metroplex.

One of our purposes will be to provide foundation-type support to various entities. To that end, we are honored to announce our very first partnership with W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy in Oak Cliff.

W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy is a DISD middle school for students who have an interest in the fine arts and who wish to develop their individual artistic talents. It is the only Fine Arts Academy in the district offering concentrations in visual art, band, choir, dance, international dance, mariachi, orchestra, piano, and theater. 85.8% of the students at Greiner come from economically disadvantaged homes and less than 0.2% of the school’s annual budget is directed towards co-curricular/extracurricular activities. Needless to say, they need some funding.

In the coming months we will be announcing a series of fundraisers with proceeds going to the development and support of W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy’s Department of Music.

Selfishly, Greiner students walk past our home/office every day. We couldn’t be more excited to support the development of the music program for these young men and women, and we can’t wait to see more Greiner students sitting on our retaining wall, waiting for their rides home, with instrument cases in hand.

We hope you will find it in your music loving hearts to help raise badly needed funds for these budding young musicians. We hope you will join us in spreading the passion for local music. We hope you will help us inspire those that will be responsible for the future of arts and culture in our communities.

Support. Foster. Inspire.

5/19/13 Brew Riot 2013

8 Apr

Brew Riot 2013Super excited to be teaming up with the fine, do-gooders, at Go Oak Cliff once again. This time we’re taking over the Bishop Arts District on May 19th with great local music and the areas best home brewers for the 5th Annual Brew Riot event.

$20 allows you the opportunity to sample a slew of brews from 25 of the areas finest home brewers from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. as the teams compete for your vote in the People’s Choice category.

As if drinking your way down Bishop isn’t enough, we’ll be bringing a local lineup that’s tailor made for a Sunday brewhaha…
Hunter Jones @ 4:15pm
The Birds of Night @ 5:15pm
The O’s @ 6:30pm

Great homebrew and great music… Metorplex, get some of this; get you all of this.

Now Available – Datahowler, “The Crystal Gazers”

8 Mar

Datahowler, "The Crystal Gazers""

Do you know what philosophy, soul, death, fatigue, heartache, and magic sounds like? Meet Datahowler’s “The Crystal Gazers.”

The third co-release in our partnership with Spune and Velvet Blue comes in the form of a limited edition 10″ colored vinyl EP. It’s 5 songs and 20 minutes of sonic mastery.

Sticking with our genreless credo, “The Crystal Gazers” can be classified as chill, electronic, down-tempo, and/or ambient, but that’s all way off the mark. Turn down the lights, set the low end of your equalizer just right, sit back and get you lost in the simple complexity of what Datahowler is up to here.

Don’t wait long, this one will be our of print in short order. Head over to the Shop page and get your’s now.

Oak Cliff People Article

27 Jan

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For anyone that has asked… Oak Cliff People does not publish articles on-line, so here is a copy of the article. Thanks again to Georgia Fisher for not making me sound like a dummy, and thanks to local music, and thanks to anyone who has supported me in my little venture, Tree Fall Sounds. Much love; mush lub.

Coming 1/15/13 . . . Datahowler, ‘The Crystal Gazers’ 10″ Single

29 Nov

Datahowler, born Ross Edman, is a Mad Scientist from Dallas, Texas. A musician, producer, designer and wizard. At a young age Ross trained classically in percussive arts eventually moving on to guitar, keys and sequencers. His history traverses many genres from touring in Hardcore outfits to Motown revival acts, to creating indie mash ups and making tripped out space beats. His interests include philosophy, islands, typography and science fiction. He weighs 165 lbs. and stands about 5′ 9″.

Abracadabra. This is where Velvet Blue Music (Huntington Beach, CA), Tree Fall Sounds (Dallas, TX), and Spune (DFW, Texas) enter the picture. A collective effort to educate the universe about Datahowler and his gifts. Or, at least assist in pulling the rabbit from the hat. The label trio having already introduced a 7″ vinyl series, felt it seemed only natural to include Datahowler. Except this 7″ grew to be a 10″!

Datahowler’s latest release, “The Crystal Gazers” comes in the form of a limited edition 10″ colored vinyl / digital EP. It’s 5 songs and 20 minutes of Ross’ favorite sonic compositions. In some ways, it is kind of cheeky like his latest video, but it also carries the weight of a more serious tone. The human condition and struggle with death, heartbreak and survival.

“Now here is an amazing chill artist called Datahowler, when I came across his stuff it really stunned me at how good this music is!” – NME

“A science fiction-inspired romp through hip-hop, downtempo, and other genres.” - Prefix Magazine

“The future sound is upon us. Datahowler is sending signals from his Dallas base to us all, communicating through the medium of his music: beat music reminiscent of the likes of Hudson Mohawke and James Blake, filled with hip hop references, spacey 8-bit experimentalism, howling chilled-out or fast-forwarded high pitched garage-esque vocals and artwork that reminds me of Ghostly International‘s own experimental ambient producer Tycho aka ISO50.” – Bad Fotography

Teaming Up w/ Go Oak Cliff

4 Oct

Super excited to be teaming up with the fine, fine, folks at Go Oak Cliff to bring some amazing local acts to the 3rd Annual Blues, Bandits, & BBQ event on October 26th and 27th.

Local BBQ, local music, local craft brews… What could be better than that?

Join us Friday, October 26th as the BBQ teams get their pits smoking, the Four Corners Brewery Co. beer garden opens, and we are treated to the sweet sounds of
The Cliff Band @ 6pm
The Dallas Family Band @ 7pm
Johnny Beauford & The Jack Kerowax @ 8pm

Saturday, October 27th the BBQ competition goes full throttle… A measley $20 buys you an opportunity to taste brisket, ribs, chicken, sausage, and pulled pork from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. as the teams compete for your vote in the People’s Choice category. Your tasting wristband (buy it here: http://prekindle.com/promo/id/22562449555230197) allows you to sample BBQ from all of the different teams and to cast a vote for your favorite!

If that aint enough, pull it up and check out this rad local lineup:
Bona Fide Blues @ 12:15pm
The Roomsounds @ 1:30pm
Rev K.M. Williams and Trainwreck @ 2:45pm
RTB2 @ 4:00pm
The Cliff Band @ 5:15pm

Now Available – Dennis Gonzalez Yells at Eels, “Wind Streaks in Syrtis Major”

15 Apr

You already know how awesome the tunes are; now feast your eyes on these options…

White vinyl w/ digital download (270). Limited edition clear/white/black marbled vinyl w/ signed photo and digital download (30). Extremely limited edition translucent brown marbled vinyl w/ signed photo and digital download (3).

This is easily the most badass package coming from little Treefallsounds to date. Rumor has it that the vinyl for this release comingled with the vinyl for The Flaming Lips upcoming double-LP, “Bent.” That makes this release even that much more badass.

Head over to the “Shop” page and order up yours right now.

Wellhouse Co & Tree Fall Sounds Present A Performance by Johnny Beauford

2 Mar

Sunday, August 26th– 4:00-6:30pm @ Tree House
We’re extremely excited to present Dallas singer-songwriter Johnny Beauford as our fourth Tree House performer.

Either performing solo or with his band, Bravo Max!, this cat oozes pure soul. This is the timeless type stuff you want riding shotgun with you on a road trip under spacious skies, through amber waves of grain, over purple mountain majesties, and across the fruited plain…

Come on out and get you some; support local music; build community.

For additional details email treefallsounds@gmail.com.