Staring At The X (LP)

Forest Fire

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Fat Cat
June 27, 2011

Format: Vinyl (LP)



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With their sophomore record, Forest Fire ? songwriter/vocalist Mark Thresher, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Nathan Delffs, bassist/multi-instrumentalist Natalie Stormann, drummer Robert Pounding, and producer/keyboardist Adam Spittler ? reject the 'what's next' attitude plaguing so many of the NYC/Brooklyn scene, innovating 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 debut, Survival, more highly praised in some quarters than contemporious releases by Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver and named one of Rough Trade's Top Ten albums, desribing it "an absolute revelation". The Guardian's Paul Lester meanwhile acknowledged "a general air of beat-poet cool and a careless articulacy to the lyrics that heightens the impression of the band as quintessential SoHo bohos."

For their latest, self-recorded effort, Forest Fire renew the focus on instant-classic hooks and lyrics that have earned them favorable comparisons with contemporaries like the Walkmen or occasional tourmates Phosphorescent, but bring a new complexity to their sound. As Thresher explains, "This record is our attempt to be more of an ambitious songwriter/rock band, rather than a weird folk band."

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Key Value
Catalogue number FATLP110
Barcode 0600116511010
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 180g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 310mm x 5mm x 310mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Born Into -
2. Future Shadows -
3. The News -
4. They Pray Execution Style -
5. Staring At The X -
6. Blank Appeal -
7. Mtns Are Mtns -
8. Visions In Plastic -