Without a Tribe (Digital)$11.97
There comes a time when a band with the word "treason" in its name must take a new path down nomenclature's highway. It is at this moment of creative clarity - as the realization hits home that puns on the word "treason" have clearly run their course - that a band's true character is actualized.
This is one of those times.
The band's fifth studio album that does not have Geddy Lee or Paul McCartney on it
The band's fifth studio album not to use the word "schnitzel" in any of its lyrics or promotional materials
High quality 320 mbps MP3s
13 fully mastered tracks
There's a delicious irony worth noting here.
If one finds himself or herself without a tribe and then connects with others who are themselves tribeless, have they not inadvertently formed a new tribe?
(Questions like this give us a raging headache, so we'll drop it for now).
Elm Treason's fifth studio album is the "one." Sure, we say that with each album we put out, but we really mean it this time. Yes, we meant it each and every other time we said it... but now we really really really really really mean it. (Last time, we only really really really meant it).
"Is it typically Elm Treason?" someone might ask, asking.
"In what sense?" we might respond in a cordial tone.
The response might be: "Is it a kind of smorgasbord of musical vibes and styles, like your other albums, with catchy hooks, tight grooves and killer instrumentation.... yet somehow tied together with that distinctive Elm Treason thing?"
"Go on..." we could imagine our retort being..
"And yet..." the clever raconteur could conceivably continue, "It is unlike the previous album in that it has its own sound, making it conspicuously unique in the Treason canon?"
"Yeah, you get us," we would almost certainly reply, assuming we'd reply.
"Gotta ask," the other would tag on, "Why did you put 13 tracks on this record when you've never gone more than 10 on a studio album?"
"Because 14 would be downright ridiculous," would be the obvious response.
ELM TREASON - WITHOUT A TRIBE