Joe Treewater | The Ice Cream Social

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The Ice Cream Social

by Joe Treewater

Humor. Melancholy. Melody. Kitchen Sink.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Ice Cream Social
4:11 $0.99
2. Take the Type A Train
3:59 $0.99
3. Before During After
3:29 $0.99
4. Spring Cleaning
4:54 $0.99
5. Hermanatica
2:40 $0.99
6. Monkey
4:18 $0.99
7. Detective
2:58 $0.99
8. Keep Me Strong
4:00 $0.99
9. Eleanor
2:52 $0.99
10. Birthday Boy
1:47 $0.99
11. Sorry God & Santa
3:27 $0.99
12. Goodbye Dragon
3:01 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
I'm Joe Treewater. I come from back east, but I live out west. My songs have been compared to Donovan, Squeeze, John Lennon, Belle & Sebastian, Iron & Wine, Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffett, George Gershwin, and Tom Waits. An eclectic mix, some may say, and I would take it as a compliment.

My music is recorded at home, though I'm pretty sure it doesn't sound like it. I play and sing most of the noises heard here, though some talented musical contributors can be heard as well.

The Ice Cream Social is an album, a song, and a carnival event from my childhood (I hear it's still going strong).


"...opens with the fragile and reflective title track...the tune is strong and the simple mix effective - a good opening. 'Take The Type A Train' is an upbeat cut using distorted vocals and a quirky mix...'Before During After' has Elton piano chords and harmonised vocals. 'Spring Cleaning' is similar in tone with a distinctly West Coast vibe and a hint of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel. 'Hermanatica' is a Latin-infused track, while 'Monkey' is about evolution and religion, which mixed with a good tune makes for an album highlight... 'Keep Me Strong,' with its waltztime beat and great instrumentation, raises the game again, as does 'Birthday Boy,' which at less than two minutes is over too soon. The album closes with 'Goodbye Dragon,' also in 3/4 time, with quirky lyrics and a 'summer sunset' vibe - very nice. A nice album indeed." (Terrascope, UK)

"...early seventies folk-rock feel with just a touch of psychedelia reminiscent of many bands from Europe or the western USA. It’s got a sound like a ‘Dino Valente meets Donovan’ when it works best, such as on the title cut or “Monkey." It is a bit lighter at other times, but always seems to manage something interesting. There is a lo-fi, real person vibe here, and the arrangements offer some spacey guitars fading in and out of more grounded sounds. The highlights are worth going back to and show a promise that may be realized over time." (Folkworld, Germany)



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