'With Walking Trees.' The band gets their name from frontman Benjamin Brown's years spent living in India. "There is a common tree in India known as the Banyan that really fits well with what we are trying to do with our music," says the vocalist. The Banyan is a very unique tree that relies on fruit-eating birds to carry its seeds to new locations. When the seeds land where the birds drop them, they end up strangling the trees around them and creating something new and fresh in their place. There is reliance upon something else, something greater than the tree itself. Known as 'the walking trees', Banyans are constantly sprouting new roots and can actually end up moving hundreds of feet during their impressive lifespan. "The analogy works quite well" Benjamin says. "We want to be moving like a Banyan tree, relying on things outside of ourselves, being as environmentally conscious as we can, and creating new and exciting music. We hope to be progressing ever-steadily forward, branching out and growing along the way… We will, however, do our best not to strangle anyone [Laughs]."
With Walking Trees will be releasing their first EP, tentatively titled Like a Feather, Like a Fox, in early March.
Check out their website at myspace.com/withwalkingtrees
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