Treelines Treelines

From the woods of British Columbia has emerged Treelines, with the self-titled debut EP, which sounds as though it was a long time coming. Its solid consistency might come as a surprise, given the band's relatively short time together, but the effort earns Matt Lockhart and friends an invitation to one day joining the good company of Canada's many outstanding folk rock musicians. This is, after all, a Canadian folk album through and through, fulfilling a Canadiana checklist of acoustic imagery. A reference to train tracks? Check. A thunderstorm? Check. The great outdoors, doves, Canadian Airlines? Check, check and check. While they lack the believability of Bon Iver, for now, opening track "Let It Roll" and closer "Lions" are lyrical accomplishments, and the harmonica on "Calendar" is a nice touch. (Independent)