Rock music is having a renaissance, if you ask The Walking Tree. The Long Island-based band have a new, 7-song EP, Cyclone Baby, to hold their seat at the saloon. It’s due out in March 2017. The band are sick of the mainstream and making the kind of music that inspired them growing up: Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Incubus, Soundgarden, The Vines, The Foo Fighters and many other staples from that era of music. This resurgence of rock that challenges The Walking Tree to stray from the common path points to bands, such as Circa Survive, Say Anything, MeWithoutYou, Cage the Elephant. People have noticing that The Walking Tree is doing something progressive with their brand of rock – from Carson Daly, to the President of The Fader, to A&R booking agents, to music lovers.
The Cyclone Baby EP is a collection of alternative rock songs reflect not only on personal experiences of learning and growing, but life’s nuances in general. The band revolves around two talented brothers, Warren (guitars, vocals) and Kevin Trunz (drums), and childhood friends – Mike (Divo) DiVittorio (bass) and Raffi Froudjian (guitar). The Trunz brothers’ produced and recorded the new EP themselves, at Glow in The Dark Studios in Georgia. Everything is done by the band – from their merch to their music videos, which the brothers produce, direct and edit.
The DIY band found early success since their formation in 2011, including Twitter love from Carson Daly, who shared their music video for “What’s In My Head?” and claimed “they ROCK.” The Walking Tree has toured half of the US and played at various venues, including Webster Hall, where they shared bills with both Twin Atlantic and RDGLDGRN. In The New York Times, a concert goer reported discovering the band for the first time at a show in Amityville, which she stating “they killed it.” The Walking Tree has come along way and with a recent addition of Dominick D’Agostino on guitar, has brought them a whole new level of sound. Their upcoming shows will be held in the Tri-State area, so be sure to follow the band so you can catch them live before their new EP, Cyclone Baby, is released!