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Chris Forsyth

New Track: "Solar Motel" (Edited) - Chris Forsyth

Chris Forsyth shared a taste of his highly-anticipated forthcoming LP Solar Motel with The Fader yesterday. Unfortunately, it's only five minutes of the expansive fifteen-minute title track off the album, which was named after a "run-down old lodge in New Jersey." The record will be available on October 29 via Paradise of Bachelors.


Third Thursday Live and Local w/Light Heat, Bardo Pond & Chris Forsyth at Race St. Pier Aug. 15

Tonight Third Thursday Live and Local is back at Race Street Pier, providing a heavy dose of sunshine daydream on this gloriously beautiful day. Headlining the event will be Light Heat, the project from Mazarin’s Quentin Stolzfus who is also backed by members of The Walkmen, Blood Feathers and Fleet Foxes. They’ll be supported by legendary Philly drone psych rockers Bardo Pond and hypnotic guitarist Chris Forsyth. There will be a free beer garden set up by Philadelphia Brewing Company and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, who will also be giving away some tickets to the upcoming Flaming Lips/Tame Impala and Yeah Yeah Yeahs shows. Race Street Pier, Columbus Blvd. & Race St., 7pm - 10pm, Free, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

Chris Forsyth Drawing Sonic Maps at JB’s Jan. 29

Chris Forsyth showcases the art of guitar playing tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. In town for some home cooking, Forsyth crafts musical sojourns drawing sonic maps, which turn at a moments notice, even backtracking to a common thread or chord when he sees fit. The key isn’t attempting to nail down the route that this experimental path takes, but rather to embrace the unknown possibilities that accompany a trip off the beaten path. Fellow drone guitarist Ben Seretan will also etch the cosmic musical surface, while Neighborhood Choir, a.k.a. Bennett Daniels who will be joined by Andy Molholt (Laser Background), Paul Sukeena (Spacin’) and Steve Urgo (Speed Skating, ex-War on Drugs), floats on a peaceful cloud of auditory bliss. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita


Free Download: “Live at WFMU’s The Long Rally” - Chris Forsyth

Earlier this summer, Chris Forsyth recorded a session on WFMU’s program The Long Rally, which has since been picked up by the Free Music Archive. He performed four songs (“The First Ten Minutes of Cocksucker Blues,” “Downs & Ups” + “Boston Street Lullaby No. 2,” & “East Kensington Rundown”) from his latest album, Kenzo Deluxe. You can take a listen and download the session for free HERE. Forsyth will be doing a West Coast tour in January, and his next hometown performance is on Tuesday, January 29 when he headlines Johnny Brenda’s.


New Music Video: “Boston Street Lullaby No. 2” - Chris Forsyth

Here’s a new music video from Chris Forsyth for the track “Boston Street Lullaby No. 2” from his forthcoming album Kenzo Deluxe. Ha...to say that it is trippy might be an understatement. It premiered yesterday via Ad Hoc, and was directed by Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib. Kenzo Deluxe is due out July 10 via Northern Spy.


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