Madison trio The Treats have been somewhat scarce on club calendars for the past couple years, but that will likely change with the release of their new album, Reservoir Tales, this week.
The Treats released their debut album, Paint Your Blood, way back in 2004, and the break has resulted in a bevy of new songs, 18 of which are included on Reservoir Tales. This time around the band includes a lot more acoustic textures, along with a bit of noisy Jack White-esque slide guitar. "Blind and Undying" sounds as if it could be a forgotten track from some mysterious '60s hippies, with a sitar chiming along to a gently flowing bed of acoustic guitar, tambourine and congas.
Drummer Don Isham reports that the band spend much of 2006 building Standing Water Studios in bassist Tim Payne's basement. Since then, they've put the new studio space to use recording their new album as well as sessions for other musicians. Isham says they also expect to begin work on their third record soon, as well as continue developing some band side projects.
An MP3 of the track is available in the related downloads at right. More music by the band can be found at their MySpace page. The Treats will be playing a CD release party for Reservoir Tales on Friday, September 7 at the King Club. They will be joined by The Selfish Gene and Cash Box Kings, with the showtime set for 9 p.m.
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