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Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band

New Track: "The Ballad Of Freer Hollow" - Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel have shared the second single, "The Ballad Of Freer Hollow," from their new album Intesity Ghost. Well, it's definitely not what you'd consider a typical single in the traditional sense, clocking in at over 11 minutes with a drone-y feedback segment. The record is available today via No Quarter Records, and their Philly release show will take place on Wednesday, November 5 at Boot & Saddle.

New Track: "I Ain't Waiting" - Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band

Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel have a new album, Intensity Ghost, coming out on October 28 via No Quarter Records. They premiered a new track from their upcoming release yesterday, over at NPR's All Songs Considered, called "I Ain't Waiting," which you can stream below. The title of the song was derived from a line found in Television's "Marquee Moon." 

Get Hypnotized by I IM EYE MY at The Boot & Saddle July 25

Tonight, the combination of Al Creedon (Bleeding Rainbow) and Sean Hamilton (Spacin’, Acid Kicks), a.k.a. I IM EYE MY, opens what should be an entertaining sonic exploration at The Boot & Saddle. The duo, intricately layers textures of sound, creating perpetually on the move batches of animated music, warping you into a hypnotic groove that’s part Casio, fuzz, and tribal percussion. Stacking up together on stages, that could alter your mind’s eye. Speaking of shape shifting, Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel may be just what the doctor ordered as the launch into guitar-driven orbits on spiritual quests that peacefully place you further out there, setting the stage for the consistently evolving experimental psych noise rock of Brooklyn’s Oneida. The Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita

Free Pop-up Concert w/Purling Hiss and Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band at Spruce St. Harbor Park July 24

This evening, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will erect a stage at Spruce Street Harbor Park for a free pop-up concert that will be benefit Vox Populi Gallery and will include video projections and sculptures from some of its artist-members. The show features a duel-headed juggernaut of local psych-rock in Purling Hiss as well as Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel. The trio of Purling Hiss explores and bends the boundaries, placing themselves somewhere that pulls elements from the noise, shoegaze, psych scenarios, while also incorporating delicate melodies with a take it or leave it garage aesthetic and raunchy instrumentation that include monsterous extended guitar jams. It’s a complex sound that when boiled down tastes like what rock 'n' roll is all about. Speaking of going out there, Chris Forsyth and company dare (guitar in hand) to push those concepts. Tearing down artificial walls as part of what becomes a sonic journey organically stretching the fabric of convention with elongated instrumental charges, revealing what lies just beyond the edge. This will be nice warm-up for their set tomorrow night at The Boot & Saddle opening for Oneida. (If necessary, the rain date is scheduled for this Sunday, July 27th at 7:30pm.) Spruce Street Harbor Park, (Spruce St. & Columbus Ave.) 7:30pm, Free, All Ages - Michael Colavita

New Video: "Little Johnny Jewel" (Television Cover) - Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

We were very excited to learn that Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band will be releasing a new full-length album this October entitled Intensity Ghost, via No Quarter Records. The quartet is easily one of our favorite live acts lately, and you can catch them for free performing under the beautiful LED lights at Spruce Street Harbor Park on Thursday, July 24 opening for Purling Hiss. And if you're still hungry for more of their hypnotic, exploratory jams, they'll also be throwing down the night after (Friday, July 25) at The Boot & Saddle with Oneida and I IM EYE MY. Check out the video below of the group covering "Little Johnny Jewel" by Television, one of Forsyth's major musical influences, at Little Berlin!


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