Everybody loves a good granola-y band; this is the kind of music you would listen to in a log cabin with no electricity after a day of doing outdoor stuff. I can't help but hear similarities between The Tree Ring and Andrew Bird (who we have featured here and here); maybe that's just because of the ample use of the violin, but if you like one, I'd expect you to like the other. I also recommend watching the video of their "hike-in" show, which is exactly what it sounds like. The band and the audience hauled all their equipment out into the mountains outside San Diego to play a show among the trees and lakes. It might be a little corny, but the result is a pretty rad piece of music. Listen/watch after the break.