Man Behind Tree are a jangle power pop four-piece based in Berlin. This week, the band dropped 3, the follow up album to Man Behind Tree (2011) and Snoqualmie (2015). In between those three albums, several band members also wrote and recorded music as Seaside Stars, Mincer Ray and most recently Hanemoon – read our post on the latter here.
Like Hanemoon, Man Behind Tree has its fair share of Teenage Fanclub influences. Expect fuzzy guitar-driven powerpop with subtle yet convincing melodies that are gentle to the ears. But whereas Hanemoon sounds lighter and brighter, Man Behind Tree has a more punchy sound and darker melancholic vibe that juxtaposes nicely with the sunny harmonies. Dennis and I are seeing Teenage Fanclub live next week and this feels like the perfect warm up record. If only Man Behind Tree were the support act, that would be even more perfect.
Recorded by Tad Klimp of The Notwist, 3 is full of well crafted songs that get better with each play. 3 is out on CD and Tape through Subjangle (South Africa) and Twaague (Germany). Want!
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