"Work Horse" (single)
"Food For Thought"
Jordan Avesar - drums, percussion
Would Work, released September 14th, 2010 on Vapor Records, is a mood-tripping album that defiantly reveals Infantree to be a young band whose very nature is elusive and enigmatic. A regal lion-like rooster named "Chuck" may be featured on the cover and in the first video, "Speak Up," but you won't get any puffed out chests from the members of Infantree. They have kept their band uniquely frontless, like some sort quasi-communist-prankster collective. Maybe that's the secret that sets them apart from other bands. By eschewing ego, the four friends who make up Infantree have learned to work as an ever-evolving creative unit - thereby elevating their sound.
Pun loving dudes, the band chose Would Work as the title for their debut album as a moniker that each listener can define for themselves. The music is equally hard to pin down - ragged rock guitar and electric rocking chair drum beats on tracks like "Rubbed Raw" are balanced against the soft strummed banjo melodies of songs like "If She Could". Some compositions like the instantly hummable "Speak Up" bounce joyfully around your brain, while darker songs like "Hypo" and "Slaughter House" dip into unsettling territory.
Alex Vojdani, Donald Fisher and Matt Kronish sing out an album spanning a broad gamut of emotion, while drummer Jordan Avesar supports their melodies with the maturity of a player twice his age. Whatever form of blood-brother voodoo they've tapped into, the bond has allowed Infantree to exchange influential music and life experiences for the listener to enjoy. It's a heady mix. Would Work gives a voyeuristic glimpse into the world of four friends whose creativity is obviously rooted in their shared musical trust. The resulting album swoons and squawks, drags and thumps, and most importantly, helps you dream of something brand new.
All of this doesn't really answer the question, "So, what does Infantree really sound like?"