San Francisco based rockers Tea Leaf Green are gearing up for a new live release that shows their softer, more stripped down side. Taking the stage without the aid of amplifiers is something the band enjoys doing so much, they invented themselves an alter-ego, cleverly dubbed "Coffee Bean Brown," to channel their acoustic energies. The java will be brewed up strong on June 2nd when the group unveils Coffee Bean Brown Comes Alive on their own Tea Leaf Green Partnership imprint. A more intimate sound than their fans may be used to, the live release features the four-piece experimenting with acoustic guitars, piano, banjo, cello, mandolin and more.
The group has released five studio albums since their formation in 1997, but they’re primarily known for their energetic live performances which have garnered them a devout following. Tea Leaf Green’s sound is heavily influenced by seventies rock and prog, but with a modern twist, and is best when freshly served up on stage. Recorded at NYC’s now defunct East Village venue Mo Pitkins, Coffee Bean Brown Comes Alive documents a different side of the fun loving group, for fans and newcomers alike who are eager to hear the band at their roots.