Sybris do their own thing and its nasty good. They remind me of a sexy game of tag. The band is loud, fierce and fast moving, constantly running after Angela Mullenhour's sugar coated knife-edge voice. The music propels upward in an epic sweep while bringing back the dreamy, heavy sound before it all glides back down to catch its breath. Such gorgeous undulations and eclectic song writing make Sybris one act worth catching. Sybris' new record, Into The Trees, explores themes of perception, relationships, and decay while combining genres from post-punk to power-pop.
Into The Trees was recorded with Grammy nominated engineer John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, Mountain Goats ) in the backwoods of Minnesota at Pachyderm Studio, the same studio where Nirvana's "In Utero" and P J Harvey's "Rid of Me" were recorded. An early posting of one of the album's songs, "Oh Man!", received impressive reviews and prompted Pitchfork's Brian Howe to write the following; "they haven't tinkered with their style-- "Oh Man!" is of a piece with Sybris' "The Best Day in History Ever", from the blocky yet aerodynamic drums to the nervously chiming guitar lead. This is a good thing, since the band's anthemic indie rock was refreshing precisely for its unabashed classicism."
Sybris formed in 2003, booking their own national tours for the first 2 years in support of their self-released EP, A Time for Hollerin. In fall 2005 they released their self-titled label debut on Flameshovel . Tours followed with The Fiery Furnaces, The Walkmen and The Hold Steady as well as dates at Lollapalooza and Virgin Fest.