CHRIS FORSYTH & THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND

Philadelphia-based guitarist/bandleader Chris Forsyth has released a string of acclaimed records of sprawling, widescreen guitar rock. He and his ensemble, The Solar Motel Band, have quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, Popol Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson.

Despite psychedelic leanings, Forsyth’s music has always trained toward ​​concision — plenty of space, yet never slack— in tunes that erupt with startling swiftness, then spend the rest of their quick-burning lives teasing multiple moods and patterns out of relatively simple materials. Chris’s latest release, Dreaming In The Non-Dream (No Quarter) is the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed double album The Rarity of Experience, which The New York Times said was, "full of tense and dramatic jamming… [evoking] aspects of Miles Davis’s electric period and various kinds of rock-beyond-rock."

Dreaming In The Non-Dream is a tighter and briefer set, comprised of 4 songs, recorded in the fall of 2016. Forsyth says: “It was made very, very quickly and tracked entirely live with all the musicians in the room and just a few overdubs. I think reflecting on what was in the air while working on this – Brexit and then Trump’s election – I did not really have the patience or the desire to do something painstaking. I wanted to take that intensity that we were all feeling and put it on the record.” NPR Music premiered the 16 minute title track, saying: “It’s concise and lean, almost speeding on an empty tank through a tireless groove that solders dusty Ohio punk to krautrock’s soothing repetitions, dipping from warped boogie into jittery synths, pausing for a brief, mellow reprieve and then gasping towards an arid and exhilarating conclusion.”

Past Shows


Jun
9
th
2018
Turf Club
Jun
9
th
2018
Turf Club

CHRIS FORSYTH & THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND

with Flavor Crystals and Transcendental Strangers?
Nov
17
th
2014
7th St Entry
Nov
17
th
2014
7th St Entry

CHRIS FORSYTH & THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND

with American Cream and THE VENTURES COVER BAND
Jul
14
th
2014
7th St Entry
Jul
14
th
2014
7th St Entry

CHRIS FORSYTH & THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND

with American Cream and Steve Palmer

More Shows

Jul
10
th
7th St Entry

Blue Felix

with Alex Tulp
Jul
29
th
7th St Entry

Colin Bracewell

with GOWNS and Durry
Apr
23
rd
First Avenue

Trevor Hall

Oct
21
st
Turf Club

I Am Kawehi