About Michael Dause
A drummer from birth, Michael Dause began writing full songs in 2009. Michael was the drummer/guitarist/vocalist of a few bands while attending middle-school and high-school from 2008-2013; The Breaks and The Headwires. He released his first, self-recorded EP in 2011. His debut, self-titled album was released in 2012, on which Dause played every instrument, including drums, vocals, guitars, bass guitars, and keyboards. As well, he produced, engineered, and mixed the album. He released his 2nd full-length album, The Sound of Self-Destruction, on July 8th, 2016. Dause, once again, plays every instrument on the album, save for violin and cello, which were provided by Savannah Buist and Katie Larson of The Accidentals. In 2014, he started the recording project Treeskin. Dause describes this project as, " a way to get ideas out of my head. When I find myself having a hard time writing, I make myself write and record a song, to get it out into the world. This project is the result of forcing ideas through the floodgates."
In July of 2014, Dause was asked to join indie-folk-rock group The Accidentals as their drummer. With The Accidentals, he has played over 700 shows across the US and Canada. In 2016, the group recorded the Parking Lot EP, and signed to Sony Masterworks. In 2017, thier label debut album "Odessey" was released.
In 2018, Michael started a Twitch channel under the Treeskin moniker and streams himself recording new music from his basement studio (www.twitch.tv/treeskinmusic). All tracks produced from these streams can be found on the Treeskin Bandcamp page (www.treeskin.bandcamp.com)
Michael has had the pleasure to perform with many wonderful artists, including: