When you’re not recognizing Taken By Trees for their sweet covers (i.e.: GnR’s Sweet Child o’ Mine or AC’s My Girls), the moniker belongs to Victoria Bergsman, first known as the singer for The Concretes. The name Taken By Trees was picked because Bergsman views it as “a beautiful phrase — to be taken by something and taken away,” in a 2007 NPR interview.
Due in part to Bergsman’s interest of sounds associated with particular places, Taken By Trees will take you places. 2009′s East of Eden was recorded during Bergsman’s trip to Pakistan, a cultural fascination transformed into music. The upcoming fall release, Other Worlds will reflect “the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.”
The idea of places absorbs into their tracks via woodwinds, classical guitar playing, congo drums. Taken By Trees’ albums is a vacation, yet a home far away from home. Often compared to fellow Swedish musicians, Studio, Taken By Trees “draws on a world of influences but is ultimately limited by none.” They’ll be here with Glass Candy, Chromatics, Twin Sister, A.Dd+, and DJ Sober on July 28th at Gorilla vs. Bear II. Tickets are available online. It’s going to be a good night, in the style of Larry David, a pretty pretty pretty good night.