iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from The Story and the Song by Between the Trees, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

The Story and the Song

Between the Trees

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Between the Trees kick off their debut The Story and the Song album with the anthemic come-on "The Forward" which invites their fans-to-be to join them in a singalong of a song the band wrote for and about them. Who could resist such a compliment-c*m-request, especially when it's wrapped in a perfect alt pop package? Amazingly though, it's not that track, but the second, "White Lines & Red Lights," that was slated for singledom. Well, one can see the logic, the driving "Lines" more accurately showcases the group's emo core across a number bursting with feeling, lovely keyboard work, strong guitar, and a rumbling rhythm. In which case, the Southern-fried "You Cry a Tear to Start a River" illustrates their occasional foray into eclecticism. But mostly the Trees root themselves in what they do best, slugging out emo with a pop tinge on numbers powered by the flashy rhythm section of bassist Jeremy Butler and drummer Josh Butler, while guitarist Ryan Kirkland and keyboardist Wes Anderson vie for attention on top. Anderson's the classier of the two, adding grandiose, swooping atmospheres and an elegant tone to the sound, Butler's the more versatile, flipping from the jagged chords of post-punk into the power riffs of rock, sliding into the emotive leads of the modern age and back to the chiming, harmony laced riffs of new wave, often in the breadth of a single song. Intricate without drawing attention to that fact, the music fills the grooves, but Kirkland's strong vocals easily surmount the power of the music, giving bite to the band's romance strewn, introspective, relationship-strewn lyrics. A strong debut from a band whose story and songs are just beginning.

Customer Reviews

great band, great vocals, great story!!

BTT is awesome. this album, for a debut, is one of the best iv heard, is full of very catchy songs which all tell a story. The vocals are filled with emotion, and the singer has great range. All of the songs are great, standouts include 'White lines and red lights', 'The way she feels', and 'darlin'. Well worth a listen for fans of all genres. enjoy!

It's Brilliant!

Amazing album, amazing band, i suggest you buy it :D it won't be a waste of money!

PLEASE GET THE NEW ALBUM ON ITUNES

i was real sad when i found out itunes (australia) doesnt hav the new album called "SPAIN" i really wanna buy it but i cant cuz i cant find anywhere to buy it. i went into the american itunes n they hav it so why cant we! its been out for 3 months!

Biography

Formed: 2005 in Orlando, FL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Formed in early 2005 while most members were still in high school, Orlando, FL, emo rock quintet Between the Trees had its start with vocalist/guitarist Ryan Kirkland and brothers Josh and Jeremy Butler on drums and bass respectively. Although inexperienced, they played as a trio for a while and in spring 2005 added keyboardist Wes Anderson. The band recruited a second guitarist, Brad Kriebel, who had been playing in hardcore bands. In September...
Full Bio
The Story and the Song, Between the Trees
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

Influencers

Contemporaries