The arpeggio that starts this song is quite deceiving. It soon deteriorates into a haunting, heavenly art project born out of the otherworldliness of the LA rock scene.
It is quite difficult to describe this band as they are quite unusual. The LA Times referred to them as if "Portishead were art-rockers". While they are not as spell binding as Portishead, and certainly not as scary in the middle of the night, there are similarities. The vocals of Gena Olivier in Persimmon Tree could, at a push, be mistaken for those of Beth Gibbons.
There are not many layers. A bass, a guitar the drums and some electronica are the main backdrop to the vocals, but that's enough. It creates a more distant live sound, as if they were playing in your bedroom. Check them out.