Northern California Indie Folk-Rockers TREBUCHET Debut New Video
For Fans of: Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Belle & Sebastian
Check out “The End”, the new video from Petaluma, CA indie folk-rockers Trebuchet here.
For the clip, the band enlisted Jim Agius (director) and Tim Rose (director of photography) of Dogfilm, a collective that produces short films and music videos in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dogfilm also released a music video for Trebuchet’s “Lay It Out” earlier in 2014.
The four members (Lauren Haile, Paul Haile, Eliott Whitehurst and Navid Manoochehri) of Trebuchet met while pursuing their music degrees from Sonoma State University. Trebuchet formed in 2010. They have released an EP and, in 2014, their debut LP “Carry On.”
Recently Trebuchet played Bottlerock Festival in Napa (May 2014) and opened for Dwight Yoakam at the Uptown Theater in Napa. The band will also be composing a piece of music to be performed with a live orchestra at Sonoma County’s Green Music Center in 2015.
Their debut LP “Carry On” is available for purchase on iTunes and can be streamed on Spotify.
Rarely does a band’s sound mirror its name so appropriately as Trebuchet. Much as this real-world instrument of destruction lofts deadly missiles into enemy defenses, the Northern California based foursome fires salvos of meandering melodies and intricate harmonies into the listener’s ear that cause bedlam in the brain. From the bouncy strum of the ukulele to the determined, relentless thumping of the kick drum, from the wailing cry of the mandolin to the sudden, crisp four-part harmonies, and from the intense, sorrowful phrases to the perpetual, dulcet tones of the piano, Trebuchet’s songs are sure to wash over you and leave a lasting impression. The sound is unique and particular, composed simply and totally for the sake of music, rather than the sake of the audience.
The sophomore effort by Trebuchet showcases the depth and variety of their talent as they grow into a more dynamic and emotive sound. It is a refreshing experience to listen to ten entire tracks of a complex but ultimately complimentary album, and yet be hopelessly unable to peg the “lead singer” or put into words the specific style.