If you’ve followed this site over the years, you know that I had written about and mentioned the Mexico City-based quartet The Oats, who I had met while at a Northside Festival Showcase on several occasions. Unfortunately, as the case is with countless other bands across the world, the band split up with each of the members going off in their own directions both creatively and personally — one guy went to graduate school, another focused on art and so on. But before the band broke up, they toured across Canada when one of their members, Armando, met a young woman by the name of Dawn, from Dundas, ON. The duo fell in love, and whenever Dawn would visit Mexico City, the duo would find themselves writing a new song. Eventually, the two got married and formed a band, which they call The Tallest Tree.
Whereas their first single “Boat” bore a resemblance to the The Pixies and The Vaselines —thanks to a grungy, garage rock vibe but with playful harmonies and melodies that gave the song a sweet, lovable air. And their latest single “I’ll Be Your (For You)” is a jaunty, sweetly sung love song confessing one’s devotion to their lover. God, it’s so sweet that it you can’t be moved by it, you have a cold, cold heart. Also, who doesn’t enjoy kazoo, right?
The video is extremely DIY as several segments of the video were shot in the couple’s bathroom and is spliced with daily footage of cars, people on bikes and commuters run backwards.