Staring At The X

$ 17.00

01. Born Into
02. Future Shadows
03. The News
04. They Pray Execution
05. Staring At The X
06. Blank Appeal
07. Mtns are Mtns
08. Visions In Plastic

 

 

With their sophomore record, Forest Fire - songwriter/vocalist Mark Thresher, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Nathan Delffs (formerly of Shaky Hands), bassist/multi instrumentalist Natalie Stormann, drummer Robert Pounding, and producer/keyboardist Adam Spittler - reject the what's next-next attitude plaguing so many of the NYC/Brooklyn scene, innovating sonically at their own pace while maintaining a traditionalist's focus on songwriting.

Staring At The X is an electrifying leap forward from the "cosmic Americana" of their lauded debut, Survival, which was named album of the year by La Blogotheque.

Staring At The X brings together swaggering, guitar-led breakdowns that recall NYC forebears VU or Television (the band's recent live performances, especially, bring to mind the Velvets with long-form, restless "Sister Ray"-style extended jams) with romantic, darkly insistent British new wave-styled pop; even Floyd-worthy extended space-outs make an appearance, particularly in sinister, doom-motorik album centerpiece "They Pray Execution Style."

Forest Fire have spent much of the years between releases touring, including a run supporting Phosphorescent and several festival dates; along the way they've shared stages with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Xiu Xiu, Papercuts, Gang Gang Dance, Psychedelic Horseshit, Anna Calvi, Julianna Barwick, and Cass McCombs, among others. 

 

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