Soon after America's favorite surf pop band broke up in 1967, Sunshine Village rose from the ashes, leaving behind teenage surf anthems for melancholy songs of lost love and political angst. ‘’The Buffalo Trees Saved the Children of the Sun'' is Sunshine Village's second full length record, made during their 1968 lost recording sessions as a follow up to their debut album, "Teenage LSD." It acts as an opus to the accompanying, psychedelic anti-war children's book of the same name.
''The Buffalo Trees Saved the Children of the Sun'' weaves dreamy orchestral folk through mountains of lush, psychedelic harmonies to tell the story of a group of teenagers deserting the war that is emerging in Northern Ireland during the late 1960's. The Children of the Sun find solace deep inside the enchanted Mossley Mill forest with their new friends, the Buffalo Trees.
MONOLITHIC Pictures Director Ryan Hartsell and Male Cancer Awareness Campaign were selected by Oculus as part of their Vr for Good initiative to bring a greater awareness to testicular cancer. Early detection and early treatment saves lives. ‘’The Evolution of Testicles,’’ a live action 360 VR short starring, Chris O’Dowd, will be premiering this year as an official selection at SXSW. ’’The Buffalo Tree's Saved the Children of the Sun'' was re-mixed and mastered in spacial audio for the official soundtrack, featuring musicians from Leon Bridges, Apples in Stereo, The Earlies (UK), Deathray Davies, Don Henley (The Eagles), and the lead singer and founder of the Polyphonic Spree.
180 Gram Colored Vinyl/Children's book package pre-sale will be available though MONOLITHIC PICTURES starting March,13 2018. A generous portion of the proceeds from all hard copy and digital sales will be donated to Male Cancer Awareness Campaign ( MaleCancer.org ).
Expected to ship out Mid/Late Summer 2018.
Mixed, mastered and recorded at Klearlight Studios, Dallas,Texas by Jimi Bowman and Dylan Silvers.
Produced by Dylan Silvers, MONOLITHIC pictures, and Jimi Bowman.
“The Buffalo Tree's Saved The Children of the Sun'' book was written by Dylan Silvers & Jason Godi, and illustrated by Dylan Silvers, with interior color by Sean Steven Struble.
Cover art for the LP by Pete Herzog and Ryan Hartsell.
Sunshine Village 2018:
Dylan Silvers: Producer, Guitars, Vocals, Percussion
Becki Howard: Lead and Backing Vocals, Violin
D. Hayes Smith: Bass, Barry Sax, Mellotron, Backing Vocals
Kevin Howard: Piano, Organ
Evan Hisey: Lead and Backing Vocals
Ele Chupik: Lead and Backing Vocals
Brandon Carr: ead and backing Vocals
Tim Delaughter: Lead Vocals
Jennifer Jobe Penn: Lead and Backing Vocals
Jason Potter: Flute, Percussion
Andrew Barner: Percussion
Robert Anderson: Trap Kit, Percussion
Jason Garner: Percussion
Nick Earl: Lead Guitars
Rich Martin: Piano, Organ
Chris Holt: Slide Guitar
Rodney Engelbosch : Organs, Piano, Mellotron, Vocals
Matt Tolentino: French Style Accordion, Clarinet
Reivin Johnson: Vocals
Heather test: French Horn
Jess Garland Medlock: Harp
Channing Hooper: Violin
Miguel Cantu: Viola
Rachel Phares: Cello
Antone Amalbert : Bass Trombone
Mikel Finkel (Of The Jersey Horns): Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Cornet
David Reid: Bag Pipes
John Dufilo: Guitars, Percussion
Rich Bono: Timpani
Taylor Young: Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Ross Vick: Piano, Vocals
Jay Jernigan: Vocals