Last Friday we had the opportunity to see The Lonely Forest when they rolled through Chapel Hill, NC. The indie rock outfit hailing from Anacortes, WA played an inspired set at the Local 506, a small, intimate venue that has seen several decades worth of up and coming artists grace its stage.
As always, the quartet did not disappoint, filling the room with a cacophonous stream of music, which featured refreshing vocal melodies over a grungy, electric guitar driven sound. John Van Deusen's pure vocals carried the performance over high energy chord progressions and the band's rhythmic timing was impressive to say the least. As The Lonely Forest broke out into "Turn Off This Song and Go Outside" it brought about an introspective feeling that drew attention to the impressive song writing and construction. Their innate ability to weave intricate melodies and rhythms together is something to be admired and it left us yearning for more. Conveniently, there's more to be had.