The movie Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead may come to mind when one meets someone from Denver, CO. Little did Ashtree Close know that they would be able to relate to that movie’s sentiment when they formed their band ?fteen years after it’s creation.
When a city is heralded for its most popular bands’ musical stylings it sends a shockwave through the surrounding band’s hearts, left with the dread that they must ?t in or face perishing... sometimes. The current glow-pop movement rife with neon bleeding tweens sporting headbands and other super?uous merch items has led some to ?nd happiness, but for Denver’s Ashtree Close it has done something different. For the band of four, named after their singer’s grandmother’s cobblestone tree-lined street in London, England, it has propelled a need inside of them to get out of Denver, long before they’re dead.
Led by the booming sound of singer Will Johnston’s winding piano rock, Ashtree Close refreshes a beloved sound in a welcome way. A humble beginning has made them the staple ‘hometown opening band’ for national acts like Mae, Fun, and Terrible Things, but the quartet longs for much more. A mid-national tour last spring saw them playing the Shirts For A Cure SXSW party and playing alongside Circa Survive, Recover, Strike Anywhere, and many more.
After their jaunt through the dust-belt, the band returned home to bury themselves in song to write and record a batch of new songs that would shape the future of their band. Fully aware that music that they present to the world has the ability not only to get them out, but to get them through, Ashtree Close now presents to you, the “EP.”