Once We Were Trees/Wake Up, Little Suzie

This 7″ single was issued before the release of Once We Were Trees, and contains a slightly different version of the title song than the one that appeared on the full length album. It has a more lo-fi and country feel to it (due to the rough mix) but still has the same warmth and emotion that would come to dominate the entire forthcoming album.

The b-side is a lovely jangly version of The Everly Brothers’ Wake Up, Little Suzie with beautiful harmonies.

Both the music and the sleeve of this single indicates in which direction the band was heading – towards the masterpiece of Once We Were Trees!

7″, Houston Party Records

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Recording details:
Recorded by Rob Campanella and mixed by Beachwood Sparks at Downtown Los Angeles 2000

Line up:
Chris Gunst
Brent Rademaker
Dave Scher
Aaron Sperske

Further information:
Discogs entry