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“Seventeen Evergreen combine acoustic instrumentation
with futuristic electronica in a dramatic composition of
delicate flowing sound. The result is a unique masterpiece
with such vitality you can almost physically feel each song."
"...they are filled with such celestial beauty that you feel yourself transported to a higher realm, a place that, after the ninth song has ended,you don’t want to leave.”

- Performer Magazine

"Rock Need Not Bore"

"Rock Need Not Bore. That is the motto of San Francisco
band Seventeen Evergreen, and goddamn it if they don't
back it up. This shit is vibrant, resonant, alive. I don't know
how else to put it.”
"I struggled over which song to post, just because they're all so good, but this one would be my pick for a single and I can safely say that"Music Is The Wine" is one of the best songs you will hear this year."


"Seventeen Evergreen "Life Embarasses Me On Planet Earth" out August 23!"

Seventeen Evergreen's initial offering "Life Embarrasses Me On Planet Earth" opens with the lush "Music is The Wine" which sounds like they took an old bossa nova song and fed it through a fuzzy computer, showcasing rumbling sultry vocals that come across like a more approachable The National. Though Don't be mislead by the first song, what follows is a like a more romantic Pavement by way of Folk Implosion, taking lessons from Radiohead- not in sound, but in a willingness to find and follow mysterious instrumental threads through songs like "Sazerac" and "Grays". "Sufferbus" sonically breaks open to say "Pound into my head I'm a consumer/ A slave to gain things made in China" somehow turning the sentiment into a rollicking hook. What is most remarkable about this record though, is that amid the whirrs and pops, layers of buzz, shimmering guitars and pianos plinked out as if by one finger, is an overwhelmingly human and open sound.


Life Embarrasses Me on Planet Earth
release date: August 22, 2005



When the songs of Seventeen Evergreen come knocking at your door, open it up wide, and open up your mind – because these gentlemen bring you the good news. Legend has it that Seventeen Evergreen’s song-writing duo, Caleb Pate and Nephi Evans, met during a Sacramento elementary school recess where they were found making strange sounds with warped Speak-n-spells. For years, teachers assumed that the two otherwise quiet and introverted kids belonged in English as a second language classes. They were right. Music always comes first for Caleb and Nephi. Nephi soon left the grassy pastures of North Highlands-Sacramento after being kicked out of his childhood home when Caleb dragged a drumset into the family living room for an early jam session that birthed the early inklinks of a Seventeen Evergreen sound. These noisy beginnings continued in a house sandwiched between deaf senior citizens and an alcoholics anonymous building which provided inspiring and haunting visitors to the new home of Seventeen Evergreen's founders. Fast forward to the year 2002... After a year in England for Caleb and a year spent travelling the world for Nephi, the two met up in London to form a new discipline and promptly went back to San Francisco where they have been facing the new century in recording studio seclusion. The wait is worth it. Spend two and half minutes with any Seventeen Evergreen song, and you too will hear the sirens in the forest, the stars in the sky, on the ground and in your headphones. Seventeen Evergreen will be releasing their debut album, ‘Life Embarrasses Me On Planet Earth’, in August of 2005 on Pacific Radio Fire Records and will be touring the nation during the late summer/fall.