Video | Union Tree Review Performs a New Song, “Skeletons,” for Show Me Shows

Photo by Jarred Gastreich

For a band that is considered very diverse (judging by their
appearance), Union Tree Review is releasing some very consistent good
work. The Cherokee Street natives have a new song called Skeletons that
they performed for us in the Firebird parking lot. To set the mood, this
was the night before they took off on a tour with Indianapolis locals
Slothpop and Grandkids – what an almighty lineup that tour was.

The video was shot in the back of a friend’s van with two car’s
headlights pointed at the back providing the light. The song is a staple
of the bands songwriting, which mainly comes from lead singer Tawaine
Noah, but admittedly it is a collaborative process between many of the
members. The lyrics seem more fit for a singer-songwriter, yet when put
in front of a full six-piece band the angst, sorrow and longing that the
lyrics are filled with become forgotten and the band dynamics become the
main attraction. Their live performances are something not to be
missed. There is no telling which song Noah will explode on – meaning
the occasional high pitched scream, the standing on drums, guitar
throwing, or crowd walking – it’s always an expected surprise.

Your next chance to catch them live is also a great opportunity to check
out a wonderful touring band from New York: The Spring Standards. The
two bands played together at an unforgettable show last year, and this
year is guaranteed to be even better because of the amazing new material
each band has in store.

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Video: Jarred Gastreich
Audio: R&R Music Labs
Writer: Jarred Gastreich

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