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Palace of Sin serves as the first release in 31 years from Dallas, TX legends The Trees. Songwriter/vocalist Patrick McKanna and guitarist Matt Swaney have created a landmark LP which encapsulates Americana and power pop influences, combined with solid, insightful lyrics. McKanna has followed his own muse during his entire music career and has steadfastly refused to bow to current styles and influences. His work possesses a timeless quality not tied to fleeting trends; instead, relying on classic songwriting skills and a rich, clear production which well-serves the songs. Swaney's masterful, melodic guitar parts ensure that the songs will continue to reverberate in your memory long after the album has finished playing.
Palace of Sin is the culmination of three years' dedicated work which fully delivers on the promise of 1986's Locomotion Vs. Hittin' The Brake - a seminal record in the development of Dallas' 1980's Deep Ellum music scene - which contained the local favorite "Rail Duty Blues." The band also appeared on the Island Records 1987 release The Sound of Deep Ellum, a musical snapshot of the then-fertile mix of styles and influences existing on the Dallas music scene and the KERA's Sound Sessions album with a local radio favorite, Before Electricity. Their musical pedigree goes all the way back to the dawn of punk/new wave - Patrick appearing on a collectible local 45 rarity by the U.S. Mods, and Matt being a member of Dallas punk band The Assassins.