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4/5 REVIEW IN AP April 28th, 2009

Trees and Shade are Our Only Fences has received a great review in the May issue of Alternative Press Magazine!

DESPISTADO, WHY DON’T YOU COME TO YOUR SENSES?
4.5 / 5
“Fans of Minus The Bear, take note: There’s a new ethereal, mathy, post-hardcore game in town. For those who remember the bright spark that were Despistado, a band who imploded just before releasing their debut full length on Jade Tree, Sylvie feature an ex-member and familiar sonic territory. However, its their disarmingly smooth approach to post-hardcore, a unique characteristic, which proves their greatest asset, as the dynamics of opener “Please Make It Home” attest. The keyboard layering and creative guitar textures wouldn’t be worth much without solid songs to back them up. Fortunately, Trees and Shade are Our Only Fences offers those from front to back, veering from the Jawbox-esque “Satellites” to the Seaweed-cribbing drive of “Notes on Counters”. A brash mix of harmonies and dissonant guitars, Sylvie have created a sonic footprint all their own.” (Smallman Records / Wednesday Records)
-Sam Sutherland
Alternative Press - May 2009 - Issue # 250

Category: Sylvie