Being in one effortlessly lovable, breezy dream pop act isn’t enough for some people. And whilst Family Trees still manage to win over the hearts of pretty much everyone they come across, singer Ryan Trott felt the time was right to put out a load of vaguely similar sounding stuff under his own name – which, given the source material, is no bad thing at all.
If Family Trees are lush and expansive, these efforts are, understandably, a little more stripped back and sparse, with the trademark woozy guitar riff still the linchpin of everything, even if it does sometimes come across as a little unfiltered, like a sketchbook for his day job. But there’s nothing wrong with being prolific and a little bit scruffy especially when you’re distributing an 8-track album for free that definitely feels like you should be paying $10 + shipping for it on vinyl.
Ryan Trott – Tie Dye