Song of the day: “Cassette 2012” by Delay Trees

Today’s song is “Cassette 2012” by Delay Trees. This song is off the Finland band’s self-titled debut album. In his early twenties, Rami Vierula (vocals/guitar) started to write songs about the growing pressures of adulthood, unemployment, ending friendships and the long Finnish winters. After sharing a mutual musical history with Sami Korhonen (bass/synth) and Lauri Järvinen (guitar/synth/backing vocals) it felt natural to start playing the new songs together. The band started out playing “slower music with pretty melodies” but with the addition of Onni Olkari on drums that sound changed. To match Onni’s frenetic personality behind the drums, the still-unnamed band began experimenting with faster BPMs, with promising results. At the start of 2007 they began rehearsing continuously under the name Delay Trees (a name taken from their love of reverb and forests alike) and played their first gigs at the end of the year.

In 2008 they recorded an album at a friend’s home studio in Hämeenlinna that would later be cut down and released as the “Soft Construction” EP. The EP was met with admiring reviews and features on blogs throughout the world, and led to a record deal with Finland’s legendary independent record label Johanna Kustannus (home to Regina, one of Friendly Fire Recordings’ other Nordic acts). During the spring of 2009 Delay Trees recorded their debut self-titled full length album with the help of Julius Mauranen in a wooden country house an hour outside of Helsinki.

This song boasts light-hearted, ethereal dream pop melodies. Listen below and for more information check out their official website, and MySpace.

“Cassette 2012”

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