Tree Branch Twig
Tree branch Twig is a dystopian folk trio based in Des Moines, Iowa comprised of musicians Lindsay Keast, Kelsi Thrap, and Jessica Villegas. They have performed together since 2015, embodying a sound rooted in extemporization and influenced by minimalist drone. Their experimentations unfold glacially, dissonantly blurring time and evoking an inner travel to deep emotions and the cinema of the mind. TbT’s newest body of work explores the subconscious sphere of nightmares and how dreams can illuminate emotion surrounding the current state of national and global affairs.
TbT's track The Best Song to End a Dance Mix off the album "7 collages" (June 2012) was reviewed by Pitchfork's Grayson Currin. "It's not actually a dance song... rather, it's a well-considered patchwork of recordings captured at a dinner party... [though] this piece does offer the sort of immersion and escape that your favorite dance mix might, too, presenting a slipstream of sound that earns your focus by constantly revealing and repealing new textures.... It's a space worth revisiting again and again."
TbT currently performs as a trio with Lindsay Keast (piano/guitar/voice), Kelsi Thrap (bass/voice) and Jessica Villegas (cello). Special guests have included Courtney Krause, Tanner Maxwell, Joryn Brown, Sydney Devine, CJ Boyd, and Logan Fields.