Hearing Trees

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Hearing Trees' self-titled debut EP launches with "Room For You," a driving rhythm and singer Graham Hnatiuk's knife-edged baritone, perfect for a long highway drive. The band follows up with "Love Oblivion", a summery love song with chiming riffs from guitarist Ava Glendinning. The pounding and introspective reference-filled lyrics of "Kites" and the haunting "Shipwrecker" round out the EP.

Hnatiuk and Glendinning are backed by bassist Joel Heidinger and drummer Kyle Kunkel. The Winnipeg-based group layers slam poetry and constant experimentation into their performances.

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released June 3, 2014

Producer: Michael P Falk

Engineered and mixed by Michael P Falk
Mastered by Jamie Sitar

Recorded at Paintbox Studio

"Water World Girl" cover art by Caras Ionut

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Hearing Trees Winnipeg, Manitoba

Anxiety-laced.

Indie alt-rock.

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Track Name: Room for You
See you reaching down
Can't stop you
Hear you dreaming up
Can't help you
See your pillar crumble
The same one I'd always placed you

Raise your hands
I wanna tell you
Courage is a choice
I wanna show you
Don't walk into Hell,
I'd light for you
Candles, if I have to

Whatever it takes not to let you out of sight

Take your mask off
I've got you
Just your monster
I'm used to
See you peeking through
Let your own strength lift you

Use your voice
I wanna scream to you,
"Virtue is a name,"
I would'nt lie to you
Here comes St Michael,
I'd fight for you
With archangels, if I have to

Even this sword doesn't reach down to your soul
Whatever it takes to get underneath and down below
I'm saving a spot for you, just so you know
I'm saving a spot for you, just so you know

There's room left,
On the couch, still, for you
In the bed, still, for you

There's always room
Track Name: Love Oblivion
Stealer!
How jealous the hardened
Now you're my desktop screen
Walk poetry in pocket

Secret admirers,
They're watching you love oblivion

Sleep through adolescent romance
Now you're my dream-speaker
Hands outstretched, any takers?

On doorsteps at night,
They're watching you love oblivion

On a train to urban nowhere
Now you're my panda heir
Break rules, cross hemispheres

Just to get there,
They're watching you love oblivion
Track Name: Kites
It had occurred to me that some might never see the feeling that homesickness brings. We're all in this together, at least, that's what the captain used to sing. Everywhere I go as a kid in Madrid, kicking stones down the street, imaging the day we meet for coffee in Huesca. I just can't go back to selling shoelaces on East Hastings Street. I'd swear its been decades but its only been months. I heard the gunshot and I hated it it. I saw the pub brawl and I looked away. I felt a woman scream next door and shivered and thought, "it's no wonder people drop bombs on each other. No, it's not."

Empty and peeling and starting again
Building on feelings buried for months on end
I can't believe the future isn't what they said
I can't believe the future isn't what you said

One day we'll fly kites, but not for war
You can let my line out, I've no more slack
We can catch him
He's coming back

Where are you going? Why are you leaving?
The thought of you not being in city limits is unnerving
Insomnia's a race to fall asleep last
You can't beat me, come on, do your worst

One day we'll fly kites, but not for war
You can let my line out, I've no more slack
We can catch him
He's coming back
Track Name: Shipwrecker
Shipwrecker, shipwrecker, run her aground and forget her
The end is coming, and you still inch closer and closer
Cannot escape your destructive nature,
Shipwrecker, shipwrecker, run her aground and forget her

It's the foreboding day you've always feared
And The Scream you'll scream is worth

Shipwrecker, shipwrecker, bail hearts out and tear asunder
A wind blows us apart and the blow strikes you down like thunder
Try as you might, you'll never be more than a weekend lover
Shipwrecker, shipwrecker, bail heaerts out and tear asunder

It's the foreboding day you've always feared
And The Scream you'll scream is worth $120 million, my dear

You swore, you swore, you
swore
You swore, you swore, you
swore
You'd never let it happen again

You swore you'd never let it happen again
But this death knell we're in spells disaster, once again

You swore, you swore, you
swore
You swore, you swore, you
swore
You'd never let it happen again