From: Oliver Nickell <>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:59:00 -0700
Subject: Tree - Karma Police Video / Debut EP

Good Day Attrition,

A few days ago the second video of my Debut EP was released via Apollo /
R&S Records. I co-directed this music video for my cover of Radiohead's
classic "Karma Police". The song took me forever to get right, I have been
working on both the track and video for the last year and traveled to
London to record part of it. I worked with an incredible assortment of
musicians including my friend Jonny Quinn (the drummer of Snow Patrol) and
a full string quartet along with tons of other session musicians. You can
find the roster of musicians on the soundcloud description.

Karma Police Video:

The EP was released on vinyl and iTunes earlier this week and can be
streamed from my soundcloud.

Full EP Stream:

I would be honored if you would consider doing a little write up about the
video and release, please contact me if you have any questions.

Buy Link:
Press Photos:

Thank you for your time,
-Oliver Tree


From: Lyger <>
To: Oliver Nickell <>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 11:54:33 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: Tree - Karma Police Video / Debut EP

Hey there,

I had the chance to watch part of the video, and think we'll pass on the
review.  To be honest, I'm a bit creeped out now.  Not my cup of tea.

Now *that* guy... if you're gonna make goofy faces doing a cover, he's the
man.  Doesn't hurt that he has mad chops too.


From: security curmudgeon <>
To: Lyger <>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:06:30 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: Tree - Karma Police Video / Debut EP (fwd)

you could have been fun and mean in the reply =)

On Sat, 24 Aug 2013, Lyger wrote:

: i just started watching the video.  at 1:33, i had to stop it.  no way in
: fucking hell i'm reviewing this, i'd bury it faster and deeper than a cat turd
: on beachfront property.  i actually want to punch the guy in the face.  it's
: just... *shudder*

From: Lyger <>
To: security curmudgeon <>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:26:21 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: Tree - Karma Police Video / Debut EP (fwd)

kinder gentler me

From: Lyger <>
To: Oliver Nickell <>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:46:50 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: Tree - Karma Police Video / Debut EP

Now, to be fair, I should have said something in my previous reply:

Stick with it.  Just because I didn't like the song or a few of the
creepier aspects of it doesn't mean that it doesn't have value.  The
production was actually very well done, and just because *I* didn't like
it doesn't mean that you shouldn't keep working on what *you* like.  To be
perfectly honest?  Fuck me.  My opinion means nothing in the grand scheme,
and if you and others like what you're doing, then keep doing it as long
as you're enjoying and learning.  Worst case scenario is that you're going
to come out of it with some very valuable experience.

Now go listen to some Van Halen, especially "Fair Warning".

Lyger (old enough to be your dad, so yeah, there's really no reason for me
to be a dick, right?)

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