Leaftree & Downey
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Leaftree & Downey

Band Alternative Adult Contemporary


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Cd releases: 2003 "Chasing Rain", 2004 "The Fear Of Cring". Yes, all songs on each cd are available for listening and download at www.leaftreeanddowney.com


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Of the innumerable bands littering the ural landscape, few,if any are so brave, so frequently brilliant, and so deliciously surreal as
Leaftree & Downey. With much affinity for sweet melodies, their off-kilter sound, and uncommon emotional depth establishes them
as true originals.

R.E.M meets the The Beatles! If you enjoy music that plays out like a dramatic movie with heartache, happiness & climatic moments, then you must listen to the new Leaftree & Downey CD, "Chasing Rain". With its rich layers of instrumentation: painos, acoustic guitars, electric guitars and a dash of violin to pull your heart strings, you can feel the texture of the music.

Formed in 2003 by Downey Burns, a.k.a. "Downe", a well known artist/painter both nationally and internationally. Born and raised in the West Texas town of Lubbock. Growing up around the family owned college record store during the 70's made a lasting impression. Music was his first love, but an opportunity to pursue his talent as a fine art painter detoured his musical aspirations. The music has always been waiting patiently below the surface and could wait no more.

Reflective, Bittersweet, Rollicking, Autumnal, Amiable/Good-Natured, Intimate, Literate, Cerebral, Sophisticated. A listen to "Chasing Rain" proves that the main connection that Leaftree has is a haunting passion with a sometinmes eclectic and quirky undertone. Leaftree's music is complex and intricate, yet it flows so smoothly, it's easy to miss the bitter, brutal lyrics. However, the more spacious arrangements - complete with ringing pianos, echoing reverb, layered guitars and harmonies - accent Leaftree's melodies, making the record accessible. While the sound of "Chasing Rain" sometimes becomes more open and welcoming, songs still hold an insular and paranoid feel, evern though emotions have been cloaked well.