Treepeople was an alternative rock band from Boise, Idaho, although it spent most of its time and was officially based in Seattle, Washington. The band was composed of Pat Brown (née Schmaljohn, Scott's older brother), Wayne Rhino Flower, Doug Martsch, and Scott Schmaljohn. It also included drummer Eric Akre on the critically acclaimed album Just Kidding, 1991. Brown, Flower, and Schmaljohn were ex-members of the Boise punk band State of Confusion.[1] The band gained local notoriety and success in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but after losing members to family complications and other projects, particularly Martsch to Built to Spill, the group disbanded in 1994, having released three albums and a handful of singles. Scott Schmaljohn later played in Stuntman, The Hand, and The Treatment. Schmaljohn also guested on Built to Spill's 2009 album There Is No Enemy, playing on the song "Pat," a tribute to Pat Brown, who committed suicide in April 1999. Prior to his death, Pat fronted the band Hive. Wayne Flower went on to play in Violent Green and The Halo Benders with Doug Martsch and Calvin Johnson (of Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic and co-founder of K Records). Treepeople reformed in 2018 with Troy Wright taking over bass duties for Pat Brown.[2] Troy was the last drummer for State of Confusion. Treepeople started back up with shows at the 2018 Treefort music festival and played more dates in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver BC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, and Denver.

OriginBoise, Idaho
GenresIndie rock, alternative rock, post-punk, grunge
Years active1988–1994, 2018-current
LabelsK Records
C/Z Records
Silence Records
Toxic Shock Records
Sonic Bubblegum Records
Associated actsBuilt to Spill
The Halo Benders
Farm Days
State of Confusion
The Hand
The Treatment
MembersDoug Martsch
Wayne Flower
Scott Schmaljohn
Troy Wright
Past membersPat Brown
Tony Reed
Eric Akre
Eric Carnell
John Polle


  • No Mouth Pipetting Cassette 1988 (self-released)
  • ImportantThings 7" 1988 Silence Records
  • Time Whore EP 1990 Silence Records
  • Makin' The D 7" 1990 Battery Records
  • Mistake 7" 1991 Sonic Bubblegum Records
  • split w/ House Of Large Sizes 7" 1991 Toxic Shock Records
  • Guilt, Regret, Embarrassment LP/CD 1991 Toxic Shock Records/K Records (reissue)
  • Something Vicious for Tomorrow EP/CD 1992 C/Z Records
  • Outside In 7" 1992 C/Z Records
  • Just Kidding CD 1993 C/Z Records
  • Hide And Find Out 7" 1993 Soil Records, UK
  • split w/ Archers Of Loaf 2x7" Sonic Bubblegum Records
  • Actual Re-Enactment CD 1994 C/Z Records
  • GRE Bonus Tracks 12" 2018 includes Makin the D 7" Silence Records
  • No Mouth Pipetting 12" 2018 repress of 1988 cassette Silence Records


  • Hard to Believe: Kiss Covers Compilation 1990 Kiss tribute album C/Z Records
  • Our Band Could Be Your Life: A tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen 1994 Little Brother Records


  1. ^ Earles, Andrew (2014). Gimme Indie Rock: 500 Essential American Underground Rock Albums 1981-1996. Voyageur Press. p. 336.
  2. ^ Rietmulder, Michael (March 15, 2018). "Built to Spill's Doug Martsch reunites with Seattle punk greats Treepeople". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 9, 2018.

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Battery Records (dance), a dance label operating in the mid-nineties also operating under Jive/Zomba (but unrelated to the other one)

Battery Records (US)), an American rock label responsible active in the early nineties associated with Treepeople

Battery Records (Germany), a German rock label active in the 1990s

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She was first appointed by President Bill Clinton in April 1998, and reappointed in 2002 and 2008 by President George W. Bush to serve until 2014. She was selected as chairman by President Barack Obama on August 6, 2009.Goldway is currently the longest serving Senate-confirmed presidential appointee in a full-time political position in the executive branch of the United States Government. She has written on postal matters for national newspapers and submitted congressional testimony. Goldway is widely credited for persuading the United States Postal Stamp Service to adopt the "Forever stamp," a stamp that will be valid forever when purchased at the going first-class rate. She has advocated for wider availability of Vote by Mail and national access to no-excuse absentee ballots in federal elections. She has also advocated for the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles for mail delivery.As chairman, Goldway presided during a time marked by a record caseload and the implementation of new postal laws and regulations. On her watch, the commission issued a number of major decisions including the first Exigency Rate Case, the first Non-Compliance Determination, and Advisory Opinions on Post Office Station and Branch Closings, and on Five Day Mail Delivery. She established a series of monthly commission public meetings, which are webcast, and initiated the publication of a quarterly report on rate and service inquiries. The Commission has responded to hundreds of Postal Service proposals including Rate Requests, Market Tests and Experimental Products and Negotiated Service Agreements, and has carried out its statutory international responsibilities.Goldway has lectured on the role of women in government, Finnish culture and society, urban planning, and consumerism at universities and professional associations throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan. She was assistant to the director of California's Department of Consumer Affairs during the 1970s. She was elected council member and mayor of the city of Santa Monica from 1979-83. She helped to found California's system of statewide farmers markets and expanded citizen representation on state regulatory boards. She served as Founder and Chairperson of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation from 1983-94.

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In Finland, from 1994–1997, as the then-spouse of U.S. Ambassador Derek Shearer, she authored several articles that appeared in the Finnish magazine Gloria, organized seminars on women's issues and assisted in the promotion of American products and services. Her memoirs of her experiences there, Letters from Finland, were translated and published in Finland by Otava Oy in November, 1998. In 1993, Goldway played the part of the Education Secretary in the film "Dave".In October 2012, Goldway received a National Consumer Excellence Award for her contributions to the protection of postal consumers from the organization Consumer Action.Born in New York City, Goldway attended the Bronx High School of Science, earned a BA from the University of Michigan and received an MA in English Literature from Wayne State University. She is on the board of TreePeople and New Visions Foundation. She is a founder and Co-Chair of Women in Logistics and Delivery Services (WILDS), a networking and mentoring organization.

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Fisk made his solo debut in 1980 with contributions to the compilations Let Them Eat Jellybeans!, Sub Pop 5 and Life Elsewhere. In 1982 Fisk joined the instrumental outfit, Portland based Pell Mell, which issued critically acclaimed records on SST. After a move to San Francisco the group disbanded in 1985 and a few odd turns landed him in Ellensburg, Washington where he produced the Screaming Trees' Other Worlds, followed in 1986 by the group's Clairvoyance; soon his credit appeared regularly on releases from the Sub Pop and K labels including key early releases from the likes of Beat Happening and Soundgarden. In 1990 Fisk, now in Seattle, produced Nirvana's Blew sessions, followed by work with Some Velvet Sidewalk, Treepeople, The Reverend Horton Heat, Love Battery, Girl Trouble, Mary Lou Lord, The Afghan Whigs, Unwound, Seaweed, Steven "Jesse" Bernstein, Beat Happening, The Screaming Trees and remixes for Soundgarden. In 1993 he teamed with vocalist Shawn Smith in the ambient soul duo Pigeonhed, issuing a self-titled LP on Sub Pop. He made the leap to major label production in 1994, helming projects for Imij (Liberty), The Wedding Present (Island), Schtum (SonyUK) and The 360's (RCA); a year later a reunited Pell Mell issued Interstate on DGC, and for the same label Fisk produced The Posies, Three Mile Pilot and Boss Hog.

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