The Dead Trees - World Gone Global Official Music Video





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Published on Jul 18, 2011

First single to be taken from The Dead Trees' new and sophomore album WHATWAVE out now on Affairs Of The Heart in Europe. This video was made by the fine folks at The Indie Workforce. Directed by Tory Dahlhoff.

DEAD TREES are a bunch of nomadic dudes. To be more precise, they are Michael Ian Cummings (vox, guitar), Todd Dalhoff (bass, vox), Matthew Borg (guitar, vox) and Noah Rubin (drums, vox).

They formed the band in Boston, in January 2007, released their debut Fort Music EP shortly thereafter, then packed up and moved all the way west to Portland, Oregon. Somewhere along the way, Fort Music fell into the hands of STROKES guitarist Albert Hammond Jr, who took the DEAD TREES on two US tours supporting his solo effort. The dudes lived in Portland for two years, worked odd jobs, and wrote and recorded their first full-length album, King of Rosa. After releasing the album on Milan Records in late 2008, they spent most of the next year on the road with bands such as THE WHIGS, Adam Green and MGMT, as well as touring Europe, Brazil and the U.S. as LITTLE JOY's backing band.

At the end of 2009, the dudes moved again -- this time to Los Angeles, where they link up with producer Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, LITTLE JOY, Adam Green) for their best recording to date: a buoyant, scrappy and tuneful collection of songs whose positive vibes were definitely influenced by the DEAD TREES' new home. "I feel inspired by LA," says Cummings. "There is space here to think and write without getting distracted. I know no one here, and I kind of like it that way. The sunshine doesn't hurt either." The album titled WHATWAVE was recorded earlier this year in the Hollywood Hills at New King Sound, and features musical contributions from LITTLE JOY's Fabrizio Moretti, Binki Shapiro and Rodrigo Amarante. The DEAD TREES are paying for the album with donations pledged by fans and supporters on fundraising website Kickstarter.com. "The grassroots outpour of help has been amazing!" says Cummings. "We've completely funded our record independently."

Comments • 15

Is that Tory and Todd at 0:28?
have had a major crush on this lead singer for awhile now. 
You guys are motherfuckin awesome! 
Tracie Smith
Like if at :31 you noticed the guys book is upside down
...i think this video is pretty good to be honest 
Just filmed these at college today :) Cheers for coming Blackburn college guys :) 
@phidelt733 Wow - you're an idiot. And if you really are what you say you are I can tell that you are going to put out boring stuff with no vision of your own. Typical mainstream family sitcom MTV tripe.
@phidelt733 Normally I wouldn't let myself get dragged into such a picayune argument such as this, but I heard what a professional video producer had to say about this video. He liked it very much in every way, but had one minor bone to pick with the video. It sure wasn't your issue about depth of field. If you're as good as you say, I'm sure you'll be able to tell us what it is.
Zahir Eaton
@phidelt733 you little piece of pooh y dont u just listen to the music 
Minh Dao
#1. Unless you want this to look like a Video than no depth of field is needed #2. This was shot on a 5D, so I can just tell. I seen 5D footage and it can be done way better. #3. Every video is Art Work but don't justify what the DP or Director did as aesthetically pleasing. Only rookies have excuses for their mistakes and then they turn it around and say "it's a new approach and I want to make it look different". I heard it all before. #4. Only thing good is the Production Value 
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