Busted Bats

by Treemen

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Cover and inset design inspired by the 1973 Topps baseball card. The old baseball bat pictures were taken by Lynn Courter. Hunter Christy took the tree and saw pictures and did the Layout and Design. The bats on the cover belonged to Lynwood Joseph Christy of the White Oak Treemen. CD comes w/a new song, 'Faces and Places', from our next LP.

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Shawna Sievert-Melodica, Claps, Cabasa, Vocals, Piano
Dale Baker-Percussion & Drums
Robert Sievert-Guitars, Vocals, Piano, Claps

Leading off with an ode to Vince Guaraldi and the Peanuts gang, Treemen are having fun as a 3-piece. Dale Baker (Sixpence None the Richer, Big Star's 'Third') brings both a sublime and exotic percussive flair to propel these songs forward. A 1926 family piano is featured on 3 of the tracks, and the 'live' capture of this ep is something heretofore only heard at Treemen shows. 'Bikes and Hammocks'-their first real pop song since 'June'- looks back from the end of a loved one's life at the active little ones doing what can now only be done in memory. 'Summer Mornings' takes 3 twists and turns over its 7 minutes of waking up. Finally, a samba, 'Moonbeams' sends earnest wishes of carpe diem, closing the ep and shedding a light forward to the dreams of the next LP, where electric instruments and solos are dying to come forward.

Special Thanks to Manuel Adelino and Teresa Monteiro for the Portuguese help on 'Moonbeams'


released April 4, 2016

Busted Bats was recorded on September 19th, 2015 @ OldRoad Studios
Additional Recording Oct.-Dec. 2015

Engineered, Produced, and Mixed by Robert Sievert
Engineering/Mixing Consultant was Hunter Christy
Mastered by Carl Saff
All Songs by Robert Sievert/OldRoadSongs



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Treemen Prospect Hill, North Carolina

Treemen is Robert Sievert and Shawna Sievert. The Treemen deliver songs in a pastoral folk style they call-Woodpile Shoegaze. They are in no hurry.

Rob plays his guitar, Shawna her melodica and sometimes Dale Baker plays all kinds of percussion.

The White Oak Treemen were a semi-pro baseball team in the 1920's- 40's in Fred, Va
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Track Name: Bikes and Hammocks
you come in fast, come in slow, come in out of the cold, going nowhere, going nowhere, going nowhere at all

you need a place, you need a home, to rest your bones, when you can't do, when you can't do no more

(but) remember when you...were riding bikes and lying in hammocks, and dancing to your favorite records
Track Name: Summer Mornings/Sandy Eyes
rising up in the morning, you wanna stay in the sun. coming out of the shadows, they kept you on the run
spending time with your tools in hand, they work you to your bone. and so what if you feel some pain, at least it's your own. rising up in the morning, you wanna stay in the sun.
summer mornings, sandy eyes. summer mornings, sweet surprise.
Track Name: Moonbeams
Don't let go you can't see which way you're going, it's those moonbeams in your eyes
You've still got so many dreams left to realize, before the new sunrise
We're not gonna let this day get away
We're not gonna let this day run away
Nao Deixe Este Dia Passar
Nao Deixe Este Dia Fugir