Adam Sullivan and The Trees
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Adam Sullivan and The Trees

Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Brooklyn, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Rock Indie




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• Adam Sullivan and The Trees (The Machine Edition)
Released on May 10, 2016

• Live and Acoustic at the Buddy Project - EP
Released on June 9, 2015

• Adam Sullivan and The Trees (self-titled album)
Released on July 14, 2014

• Favourite Cap - Single
Released on June 17, 2014

• Everything Will Disappear (EP)
Released on November 13, 2012

• Your Shadow and Everything In Between (EP)
Released on August 14, 2012

• Flowers (Brooklyn) - Single
Released on August 14, 2012

• So Awake You Can See The Future (EP)
Released on May 15, 2012

• You Don't Have the Heart (EP)
Released on February 14, 2012

• I'd Let You Wear My Boots (EP)
Released on November 23, 2010

• The Room Is Spinning Faster
Released on August 24, 2010

• I Have Never Been Fond Of Falling From Heights (Swan Dive Into The Atlantic)
Released on May 5, 2009

• Good Times Were Had By All (EP)
Released on August 21, 2007

• Thank God He Didn't Make You A Fan (EP)
Released on August 21, 2007

• The Waitress (Single)
Released on September 5, 2005



It has been said that in New York, you're either at the top of the world or tumbling off the Brooklyn Bridge – continuously caught between the rising and the falling.  It is this life lived in midair that informs the driving melancholy of Adam Sullivan and The Trees.  With their debut album, the band floated effortlessly between unabashedly cheerful and starkly honest, with a confidence that evoked the journey that brought them there.

In 2007, a young singer/songwriter moved to New York City to follow his dreams.  Unlike most aspiring musicians, Adam Sullivan did not want to be a star.  He simply wanted to be alone and unloved - making him perfectly suited to the city.  He self-produced a double EP before moving on to record his first full-length album, which he wrote about his mishaps in love and whiskey while in Ireland.  He toured extensively following the album’s release in 2009, driving by himself around the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the UK.  The stress of endless hours alone on the road – compounded by an excessive looping of the soundtrack from Rent – drove him crazy.  Following the end of the tour, he moved to Nashville to record his follow-up album.  It was here that the 9pm closing of restaurants drove him to true and utter madness.  Adam channeled these feelings of isolation and hunger into the recording, which one critic described as “not a bright and cheerful album.”  Following the album’s release in 2010, Adam returned to the road – playing hundreds of shows and festivals in 16 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. 

In 2012, Adam found himself back home in NYC, with a newfound craving for halal food and companions.  Finding friends to be overrated, he began searching for a band.   Occasional collaborator Mason introduced Adam to Rob, who dragged along his friend Zack.  Shows were performed, good times were had by all, and so it was decided: a band would be formed.  And they would call themselves The Trees.  

Their debut album was created in summer of 2013, in a Brooklyn studio with no air conditioning - bringing a whole new meaning to blood, sweat, and tears.  Produced by Mike Beck and mastered by Joe LaPorta, the self-titled album soars seamlessly between driving synth rock and indie folk, punctuated with brooding rhythms.   From song to song, there is an ambitious ebb and flow to the varying styles and dynamics, each anchored together by a lyrical earnestness. 

Four years later, the band are in the studio working on a follow-up to their 2014 debut.  In the meantime, they were 1 of 40 artists to showcase at the exclusive Mu:Con festival in Seoul (2015).  In 2016, they showcased for the 4th time at Zandari Festa in Seoul, showcased at Sound City Festival in Liverpool (UK), and performed at Jeju World Music Festival prior to touring Japan. The band is looking forward to returning to Asia this fall, following the completion of their new album and the release of new singles.

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