a slow burn
    • TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009

    • Posted by:


    Forest Fire is band that likes to take its sweet time. They recorded their 9-song album, Survival, over 8 months, and then waited a year between its unofficial online release and the official release (slated for July 20th). Unlike the similarly named British electronica band Friendly Fires, Forest Fire creates sparse folk arrangements that slow down time and luxuriate in negative space.

    Split between Brooklyn and Portland, these guys have a continent stretching between them, and the palpable distance underlying their free-range sound leads me to believe they've forsaken digital-age convenience and arranged the entire album via pony express. While Survival is generally a lo-fi grower (one worth your time) the single "Fortune Teller" immediately hooked us with its minimal melodies and sardonic vocals promising to "melt some faces / with Gatling gun social skills." And speaking of vocals, Baeble favorite Sharon Van Etten lends hers on a track or two. Good to know they're in good company. -Nina Mashurova

    Forest Fire on Tour


    Aug 10 - Union Hall RECORD RELEASE - Brooklyn, New York
    Aug 14 - The Luminaire - London
    Aug 15 - LA ROUTE DU ROCK FESTIVAL - St. Malo
    Oct 31 - Festival Les Rockomotives - Vendome
    Nov 20 - Theatre Denis - Hyeres

    * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Forest Fire on Myspace
    Hot Baeble Videos
    exclusive interview

    exclusive interview

    GE Smith live at Baeble HQ

    GE Smith live at Baeble HQ

    XXX 88 ft Diplo

    XXX 88 ft Diplo

    Live It Up

    Live It Up

    Tom Walker live at Baeble HQ

    Tom Walker live at Baeble HQ

    Art Brut live at The Bowery Ballroom

    Art Brut live at The Bowery Ballroom

    God Is A Woman

    God Is A Woman

    Chapel of Pines

    Chapel of Pines

    Sexy Song

    Sexy Song

    Lights live at Hard Rock Cafe

    Lights live at Hard Rock Cafe

    © 2018 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.