Trees (American band)

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Trees was an American new wave one-man band, fronted by Dane Conover, from San Diego, California. Trees released only one album on MCA Records in 1982. Sleep Convention was produced by Dane Conover and engineered by Earle Mankey. It was a critical success but a commercial failure, which was likely due to poor promotion due to a big change in personnel at the label around the time of the album's release. The band also filmed five low budget music videos.

After the album's commercial failure, Conover was released from his contract with MCA and moved on to other projects, such as 'Popgems' with his wife Marisa. Both are still active in writing and recording pop music, and collaborating with other musicians. America Records had temporary rights from MCA to re-release five songs from the album from 1982 to 1984.

As of June 2007, Conover and his wife Marisa created a profile on YouTube and uploaded three of the Trees music videos. Two of the three had never been aired before, which were "Delta Sleep", and "India". "Shock of the New", however, aired on MTV2 once. In November 2007, he uploaded the "Red Car" music video, and on September 18, 2008, he uploaded the "Come Back" music video.

Also Marisa Conover has mentioned that they are currently undergoing a MySpace page as of January 2008.

Connover had previously played in The Puppies. He later penned "Happy Boy," the most successful song by The Beat Farmers.[1] On September 22, 2016, The Puppies song "Cat Food" from the 1981 album "Fun Is Right"[2] received some newfound publicity when Jimmy Fallon included it in the "Do Not Play" segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.Video on YouTube.

In 2018, U.S. based independent reissue label Rubellan Remasters licensed the Sleep Convention album from Universal Music Group and released a Deluxe Edition CD on August 10, 2018. Not only are the 10 original album tracks represented, but it also includes 12 previously unreleased songs, including two alternate versions of songs from Sleep Convention and 10 additional period recordings, some of which were likely to end up on the scrapped second Trees album that was to be called 'Pandora's Box'. All of the extra songs came from Dane Conover's personal archive, and he also contributed notes and rare photos to the releases 8 page booklet.



  • 1982 - Sleep Convention
  • 1. Come Back
  • 2. Shock of the New
  • 3. Delta Sleep
  • 4. No Stranger
  • 5. Midnight in America
  • 6. 11:00 A.M.
  • 7. Wildwood
  • 8. India
  • 9. Gotta Moon
  • 10. Red Car

CD Bonus Tracks:

  • 11. Come Back (Alternate Version)
  • 12. 11:00 A.M. (Alternate Version)
  • 13. Fire
  • 14. Never Believe It
  • 15. Searchin'
  • 16. Runnin' Wild
  • 17. Devil on a String
  • 18. Move On
  • 19. Don't Look In Her Eyes
  • 20. In A Booth
  • 21. Live Like You
  • 22. Pandora's Box


  • 1982 - "Come Back"


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