Solar Live 11​.​15​.​13

by Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley This band has gravitated to the top of my playlist of late...they are just incendiary and this live set (originally a record day release, I think) is right on the of the very best live bands playing right now, I reckon.
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Recorded off the board at the record release party for Chris Forsyth's Solar Motel (released thru Paradise of Bachelors), these live tracks are performed by his fierce current band with members of Spacin' and ex-The War On Drugs. Forsyth is a former student of Richard Lloyd, and has several records under his own name, but The Solar Motel Band is the start of something brand new. Coining his sound "Cosmic Americana," he takes elements from space, the Grateful Dead and Popul Vuh and creates something otherworldly and engulfing. Denver Westword named Forsyth and his crew #1 on their ten jam bands to watch in 2014. Try to imagine Television circa 1977 recording a cover of Pharoah Sanders’ “The Creator Has A Master Plan” and you’re halfway there." - Aquarium Drunkard

Download features otherwise unreleased live bonus track I Ain't Waiting


released April 19, 2014

Chris Forsyth: guitar
Paul Sukeena: guitar
Peter Kerlin: bass guitar
Shawn E. Hansen: keyboards
Steven Urgo: drums



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Chris Forsyth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer. He’s recently released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen art rock, and in 2013, assembled The Solar Motel Band, who have quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking ecstatic comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, the Grateful Dead, Popul Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson. ... more


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