Big Tree, "This New Year"Berkeley-based Big Tree just released a gorgeous new album, titled This New Year. Their calling card is enveloping two-part vocal harmonies by Anna Ghezzi and lead singer/lyricist Kaila McIntyre-Bader, anchored by off-beat time signatures. Matching the beauty of those harmonies is the new video for the odd-metered single “Augury.”

[Augury, for those of you wondering, is defined by as “an omen, token, or indication.” So there you go.]

Partially shot at the beach in the Marin Headlands, the video for “Augury” finds Ghezzi and McIntyre-Bader singing to the seas in one of Northern California’s most beautiful natural vistas. It’s cross-cut with additional footage shot over at Easter Island in the South Pacific. Mystery and intrigue have a melodious new soundtrack. And if you’re feeling like driving off to the beach now, give me a call, please.

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Michael Fortes began writing for Popdose upon its launch in January of 2008, following a music writing journey that began with his high school newspaper and eventually led to print and web publications such as Performer Magazine and Born and raised in The Biggest Little State in the Union (otherwise known as Rhode Island), Michael relocated in 2004 to San Francisco, where he works as an office professional during the day, sings harmonies in Sugar Candy Mountain at night, and religiously supports the local San Francisco Bay Area music scene nearly every chance he gets.

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