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the Autumn Electric / Press

“When listening to the title track off Seattle-based rock-with-a-folky-twist band Autumn Electric’s Make Me a Tree, it’s easy to draw comparisons to another Pacific Northwest singer. There’s a very Ben Gibbard-like quality to lead singer/guitarist/flutist/songwriter Michael Trew’s voice on this song, which, mixed with his voice’s natural waver and the Michael Stipe-like tone he carries throughout the rest of Make Me a Tree, makes the album sound familiar, yet original at the same time. “Raccoons” is a somber song that showcases how well Trew’s and lead and backing vocalist/pianist/synth and melodica player Naomi Smith’s voices complement each other. Then there’s “Spaghetti Western,” an eight-minute song with a fantastic musical interlude. Smith’s soft, yet strong voice takes the lead on “Harold,” while the entire band’s, rounded out by Daniel Desrosiers on percussion and Barton McGuire on lead guitar, saw, accordion and harmonica...”

“Whenever I see this band I get into this kind of 'magic carpet ride' feeling that I really like...”

Ryan MC - Ryan MC (fan)

“A lot of fun on the show today. Of course every show is fun but there was additional excitement for a few reasons. The call-in guest was great with his rendition of Hippie Van. That was Seattle musician Michael Trew. He and fellow musician, Jessica Eballar, provided music (awesome music) for the PBR's charity benefit event. The benefit event, by the way, was held Thursday the 20th and it was a great success. Over $750 worth of donations were provided to the YWCA Women's Support shelter. We took another baby step on the show, a live, in-studio guest. Dr. Lance Lorfeld, owner of Lakewood Chiropractic was on hand to provide listeners with lots of great information about Chiropractics and healthy living. Good Times! Tips for personal best living included information about allowing yourself to succeed. All too often we don't think we deserve such things. Wrong! Dream big dreams and make them happen. Dr. Grow Posted by personalbest”

“Any band that claims Andrew Lloyd Webber as a musical influence deserves a little respect ... even if it makes no sense whatsoever. The Seattle indie-rockers may not bear any similarities to the 63-year-old British composer of Phantom of the Opera, but the quirky, hum-worthy sing-alongsters do elicit a certain coffee house vibe thats fun and trippy, like Jesus Christ Superstar on LSD. Plus, anyone who drops the $8 to see the three-piece tomorrow night at Neumos will get to see the first ever showing of their mokumentary, which was filmed on their US tour and put together by members Michael Trew and Daniel Desrosiers. Think about it -- any band that features glockenspiels, flute and accordion is bound to be kinky when the cameras turn on. Autumn Electric will be sharing the stage June 6 with James Apollo and Abraham, and the doors open at 8 p.m.”

“The Autumn Electric is more than a band; they’re filmmakers as well. This local folk rock trio has been making music since 2008, and last year, they decided to experiment with film making as well. The band caught most of their recent tour on video camera, and will be debuting the “mockumentary” in its entirety at their Neumos show tonight. James Apollo and Abraham open.”

“The man looking at the leaf is Michael Trew, frontman of the Seattle band Autumn Electric. That might be why he's interested in foliage. Trew will visit the Red Rooster Coffee House on Tuesday as part of his first solo tour of the U.S. Autumn Electric's band's second CD, “If You're Home,” came out in 2010. During the “If You're Home” tour, drummer Daniel Desrosiers scripted and filmed a tour mockumentary called “Tourdeo.” You can see episodes of that film on YouTube...”

"Autumn Electric picked up the pace, injecting an infectious, rollicking beat and energy that would fit in with any Seattle pop/indie bill."

Fremont Universe

“...The band is currently touring throughout Washington and the Pacific Northwest. “Very Soon the Light,” the first release from the band, arrived in 2008 and their newest release, an EP titled “We Breathe the Same Air,” is already creating a buzz in the Seattle music scene. The Autumn Electric is certainly more “reserved” than most bands that pass through the Coffeehouse, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have just as much to say. Trew isn’t afraid to sing when he wants to, but for the most part relies on a light, storytelling tone in much of their music (think Conor Oberst)...”

“There is no need for euphemisms- You guys were great. ...people came from Orange County (that's far for Burbank). Hope the tour treated you well. Your stop at Burbank really made AfterHours feel like it's supposed to- a well respected, appreciated, fun, hip music venue... -Rolando, from AfterHours (Los Angeles, CA)”

-Rolando, from AfterHours (Los Angeles, CA)