Screaming Trees The Official Screaming Tree Website Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:57:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mark will be opening for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in Australia Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:55:00 +0000 Mark will be opening for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in Australia on the following dates:

Sat. March 2 SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL Melbourne, VIC
Sun. March 3 THEBARTON THEATRE Adelaide, NSW
Fri. March 8 RIVERSTAGE, Brisbane, QLD
Sat. March 9 ENMORE, Sydney

Argonaut Band of the Week on KISW! Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:24:55 +0000 bandofweek

Listen tomorrow morning 1/8/2013 6 am to 10 am

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Mark Lanegan Joins Forces with Duke Garwood for ‘Black Pudding’ | Bowery Boogie Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:12:55 +0000 Mark Lanegan Joins Forces with Duke Garwood for ‘Black Pudding’ | Bowery Boogie.


Duke Garwood & Mark Lanegan/ Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

Valis CD release show November 24! Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:27:53 +0000 Buy Tickets Here!

SAT 11/24 – 2012

Ancient Warlocks with VALIS and Mos Generator

Sunset Tavern – Ballard

Come down and say hello to the guys………..

Minds through Space and Time review Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:27:02 +0000 [Read more...]]]> By: Troy Michael
Minds through Space and Time
(Strange Earth
Valis is a three-piece band from the Pacific Northwest featuring the Conner brothers – Van and Patrick – most notably from their bands Screaming Trees and Kitty Kitty. With Van on bass and Patrick on guitar, the brothers handle the vocals and have Matt Vandenberg handling the drum work.

Minds through Space and Time marks the eighth studio release from the band and their first on Strange Earth Records, which is owned by Van Conner. Like their previous efforts, the new release is dark in that don’t-go-in-the-woods-at-night feeling. The vocals aren’t as downtrodden as their previous work, but the songs do have that signature Northwest sound with Van Conner masterfully handling his bass while brother Patrick churns out sludgy, powerful guitar riffs. Side note: Patrick Conner is one of the most underrated guitar players from the 1990s.



New Valis record online now and new video! Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:34:20 +0000 We are happy to announce that the new VALIS record, Minds Through Space and Time, is out now world wide for download.

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Watch the new video….


FREE – Download “Space Station” from the upcoming Van Conner’s – VALIS full length album “Minds Through Space and Time”. Sat, 01 Sep 2012 18:57:01 +0000 Download “Space Station” from the upcoming VALIS full length album “Minds Through Space and Time”.

Online Release Date 10/5/2012

Barrett Martin – Walking Papers Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:28:04 +0000 [Read more...]]]> walking-papersWalking Papers is a blues-rock band formed by Jeff Angell and Barrett Martin, two long-serving veterans of the Seattle music scene. Jeff previously sang and played guitar for the bands Post Stardom Depression and The Missionary Position, and Barrett, a drummer and multi-instrumentalist, played for grunge pioneers Skin Yard and Screaming Trees, as well as the super groups Mad Season and Tuatara.

The band played its first Seattle shows initially as a duo with Jeff on guitar and Barrett on drums, but soon added Duff McKagan on bass to make their official debut as a trio on July 22nd, 2012. Benjamin Anderson brought his keyboard talents from the studio to the live stage, evolving the band into a quartet. Pearl Jam and Mad Season guitarist Mike McCready has been known to make guest appearances on stage as the lead guitar player.

Walking Papers self-titled debut album features a stellar cast of musicians who have each added their own musical voices to the sound: Vocals and Guitar come from Jeff; Drums, Vibraphone and Backing Vocals from Barrett; Electric Bass from Duff McKagan; two blistering guitar solos from Mike McCready; elegant keyboards from Benjamin Anderson, and soulful horn arrangements from Dave Carter (Trumpet), Dan Spalding (Baritone Sax), and Ed Ulman (Trombone). The album was recorded by Catherine Ferrante at Avast Studios in Seattle, and mixed by Jack Endino at Soundhouse in Seattle. Album mastering was done by Chris Hanzsek at Hanzsek Audio.

Walking Papers show that a great song can be conveyed with thundering drums, rumbling bass, and a howling guitar just as easily as it can with percolating marimbas and shimmering vibraphone. The songs on this album can stand alone as individual stories, but taken together as a whole, they convey a much larger narrative with tales of wandering souls, the collisions of will, and the dark beauty of the American heart.

Screaming Trees Look Back at 20 Years of ‘Nearly Lost You’ | SPIN Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:23:47 +0000 [Read more...]]]> Screaming Trees Look Back at 20 Years of ‘Nearly Lost You’ | SPIN | The Making Of | It Was 20 Years Ago….

By the sounds of the interviews, seems like Mark and I have different opinions of this song. The title reads Seattle’s unsung heroes remember (and not fondly) the grunge-pop anthem and ‘Singles’ stand-out”.

I don’t think I said anything negative about that song in the interview. I think it was a good song. It was not my favorite on that record but it was good. Also how can I complain about the sucess it has had? That is not a negitive thing, for me at least. I am not sending any of my checks back!

I am proud of that record and what we did with it.

Just my 2 cents post interview….

_Van Conner

Strange Earth Records – New VALIS Release Date Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:49:29 +0000 [Read more...]]]> Due to my extensive summer schedule (camping, fishing, crabbing and the like) I we have decided to delay our record release until August 31st.


Sorry for the delay but hey, a guy has got to enjoy his summer.

Thanks for all of your support and remember to check out all the Strange Earth bands…..

VALIS, The Legend of Bigfoot, Microdot Gnome and the YB’s (more to come soon).

– Van Conner