Free Music Humpday! Forest Fire - "Future Shadows"

FatCat is excited to add New York City's Forest Fire to the roster, and to announce the release of their second album, Staring At The X, on October 18.

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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-next attitude plaguing so many of the NYC/Brooklyn scene, innovating sonically 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 lauded debut, Survival, which was named one of 2009's top ten albums by Rough Trade Shops, and album of the year by La Blogotheque.

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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