Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky, the band’s first full-length album, sees the band abandoning the garage rock pastiche of their EP for a more focused and mature sound. The result is a record that marries the band's disparate influences ranging from 60's psychedelia to country music with their keen ear for melody.
The three singles from this record are perfect examples of the band's newfound approach to songwriting: Ramblin' Man with its outlaw country homage, Easy Boys and Easy Girls with its bright and sunny instrumentation, and Liliw with its soul and blues leanings.
The band named the record after a painting by Canadian artist Emily Carr. The meaning behind the painting, about how even a tree dismissed as timber is still appreciated by the sky, is something that resonated with the band and how they view their music: there is always value in your work regardless of the recognition.
With "Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky", The Strangeness have crafted a record that defies classification. It is both a document of the band's musical growth, and a testament to the band's artistic vision.
"Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky" was recorded and produced by Mikey Amistoso and features 11 tracks written and recorded in the span of six years. They also recently released a music video for “Liliw”, directed and edited by Shireen Seno using strings of unused footage from her 2012 film “Big Boy”.