Avoidance Theory continues their approach to quirky pop-folk songs in their tree themed album,THE SHAPE OF TREES. The tracks vary from the gentle whisperings in "Neck of the Woods" and "Emotion Sickness" to more whimsical items like the buzzy, cicada infused "Welcome Fits". In creating the songs, they sought to translate into music that spectacle of the change of seasons that sweep through the trees. The perennial transformations of the trees represents an extension of what's musically in their hearts: humble melodies and acoustic guitar wrapped in layers of sounds and sporadic experimental weirdness. This is the second Shmat Records offering from the Alhambra, CA based married duo, consisting of Bryan and Linda. Their earlier debut EP release, PROMISE TO THE REFRIGERATOR was well received by both the music press and college radio leading to interviews at Lost At Sea Online and regular rotation on KDVS (#8 of TOP 30) and KCPR (#30 of TOP 50). The band is planning on extensively touring the Southern California area in 2005 to support of the release of The Shape of Trees CD. Avoidance Theory was initially formed in 2001 as a bedroom band project. Along the way, the pair started documenting their songs through a four-track and low-budget recording software. A noticeable style began to form which combined a "Twin Peaks"-esque approach to folk songwriting along with vocal harmonies reminiscent of Rilo Kiley and Low. With the encouragement from friends who heard the songs, they decided to release an EP and play some local shows. Though they've now left the four track world behind in favor of technology (a slightly better computer soundcard) they've stuck to their lo-fi roots by incorporating occasional experimental sounds in their latest songs.
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