It feels like Treasurefruit has been playing around Arizona forever, and we’ve been chomping at the bit for them to get something down on record. The band is, and always has been, fronted by singer/songwriter Anamieke Quinn, whose stunning voice is on full display on their first full-length, Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert.
The album is crafted to make your heart feel good and put a smile on your face.
Drummer Ehren Stonner, guitarist Matt Ventre and bassist Brenden McBride join Quinn to produce a record that goes down easy while massaging the soul. While it does rock out in many places, it’s just got such a good vibe that goes down well with Sunday morning coffee, even when the guitar rages during “Teddy Bear’s Picnic.” Maybe it’s Quinn’s sultry, seductive vocal talent that provides a sense of warmth and luxury. It’s also the perfect album for the season—a cozy collection carefully crafted to make your heart feel good and put a smile on your face.
The catchy rhythm on “Darkside” feels especially good. There are plenty of great singles and upbeat rockers here, as well; “The Prey” and “Valley of the Light” instantly come to mind. Meanwhile, the title track has a great jazzy keyboard line that Ray Manzarek would love. “Giddy Up” is dripping with Southwestern sway, and would make a damn fine single. Meanwhile, “This Point in Time” has a great classic-rock feel, with some of Quinn’s best vocals at the forefront. The closing couplet of “Float Away” and “Burn Much Brighter” ushers the album out on notes of beauty, steeped heavily in Americana and self-reflection.