Archive for the 'Chris Forsyth' Category

Monday, August 28th, 2017

For the follow-up to 2016’s The Rarity of Experience, sprawling, expansive double LP, Chris Forsyth and his Solar Motel comrades take a more spare/skeletal path. For one thing, Forsyth handles all the guitar work on Dreaming In The Non-Dream himself, leaving a bit more space in the mix, and allowing the stellar rhythm section of bassist […]

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel adventure continues with The Rarity of Experience, a double LP that brings plenty of the six-string fireworks that have become the Philadelphia-based guitarist’s signature over the past few years. There’s the opening 1-2 punch of “Anthem,” the rave-up to end all rave-ups “High Castle Rock,” and the cover of Richard Thompson’s […]

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band’s new double album, The Rarity of Experience, is out Friday via the increasingly trustworthy No Quarter Records. No surprise from Forsyth at this point: it’s a fantastic record, and to boot, his most daring yet. We recently caught up with the Philadelphia man to discuss the album, the […]

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. This week the Lagniappe Sessions touch down with Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band — fronted by an artist we’ve previously described as your “new favorite guitar anti-hero,” creating music akin […]

Monday, October 27th, 2014

After releasing the masterful Solar Motel last year, guitarist Chris Forsyth put together a group to take the LP to the stage. Pretty quickly, it became clear that the Solar Motel Band was one of the most powerful ensembles out there, finding the fertile middle ground between the razor sharp dynamics of Television with the […]

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Chris Forsyth’s guitar extravaganza Solar Motel was one of 2013’s most cosmic releases. As great as the LP is, Forsyth took things a whole ‘nother level with the live band he put together to bring it to the stage. The Solar Motel Band, consisting of guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin), drummer Steven Urgo (ex-War On Drugs) […]

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Say hello to you new favorite guitar anti-hero. Granted, Chris Forsyth has been making music for quite some time now, but if there’s any justice in this world, Solar Motel will bring a legion of fresh followers into the fold. The album is some kind of masterpiece, a four-part suite of ecstatic, spiritual psychedelia that splits […]