The Rarity of Experience by The Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band.
The first song on this album, “Anthem I”, really does take you back to the heyday of guitar squall, when dinosaurs like Dire Straits walked the land.
With guitar strategies roughly in the neighborhood of Television, Dire Straits, and Richard Thompson, Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band certainly stand apart from much of contemporary pop music (not to say they’re shy about using modern digital fx to layer their guitar sound even thicker than the aforementioned guitar kaiju ever considered). Deadpan, Meat Puppets-ish vocals on some tracks, add to the retro feel.
Though, not really a “nostalgia” band, I feel like they haven’t quite synthesized their influences into their own voice.
Looking forward to finding out where they go from here on their next album.
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