Life In A Tree was a little surprised when the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) nominated them in two adult categories for “best indie rock band” and “best female vocalist” while still under the age of 18. This prodigious group of youngsters and their progressive emo-indie rock has been building a buzz in the Wisconsin music scene since they got their start back in 8th grade. They have been touring around Wisconsin, playing every venue possible with a relentless drive and passion, crafting their catchy hooks and honing their stage presence to hopefully one day tour the country. They cut their teeth as regulars on the big stage of Summerfest, playing there 7 times while still in high school. Sharing the stage with many national touring acts such as Pentatonix, Gavin Degraw, Matt Nathanson, Willie Porter and the Nearly Deads. This quintet consists of Molly Lutz (vocals/bass), Tyler Miller (guitar/vocals), DJ Underwood (guitar/vocals), Jimmy Cooper (drummer) and Andy Conley (keyboards). Their music has been described as hook-filled melodies with a modern poetic quality; it’s a Paramore meets Damien Rice soundscape. Their three singers provide a kaleidoscope of vocals that adds a dimension and freshness that very few bands in their genre can enjoy. With an EP and LP under their belt, they are in the process of releasing their second full-length album, Say Goodbye To The Nighttime Skies. It was written and recorded while they were 17 & 18 years old. They wanted to produce a themed album that encompasses the struggles and insecurities of going through life as a teenager and the coming-of-age towards adulthood. “The songs focus in on conquering those years and ‘saying goodbye’ to being a teenager and starting a new chapter in life” says DJ. “It is important to us to write about what is real and honest in our everyday lives, with some emotional depth that hopefully resonates with fans,” remarks Tyler. “We named the album, Say Goodbye to the Nighttime Skies, as sort of a metaphor for teenagers and even adults going through dark times in their life, never to lose hope and faith, and to realize the ‘nighttime skies’ will pass and brighter skies are on the horizon”. Jimmy says, “we all hope to be doing this for the rest of our lives on the biggest scale possible.” “Exactly, we want to affect as many people as possible in a thoughtful and meaningful way,” adds Molly. “It’s all about our fans. We truly believe that with them anything is possible.”

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