Current members: David Heumann, guitar and vocals; Walker David Teret, guitar; Corey Allender, bass; Daniel Franz, drums
Founded in: 2002
Style: psychedelic rock
Influenced by: Paul Bowles, Cormack McCarthy (The band refused to cite musical influences.)
Notable: Tomorrow, the band will play a CD release show for its second album, Rites of Uncovering. It was recorded over two years in several locations. Some of the songs are more ambient and sweeping, others feel more organic.
Quotable: "To me, it kind of works together as a whole even though there's some louder rocked-out stuff and some other stuff -- finger-picked guitars and an acoustic feel," Heumann said. "The songs kind of flow together well, and somehow it works."
The artist: myspace.com/arbouretum
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