Monday, May 26, 2008

Forest City Lovers

In the heart of Canada’s largest city, Forest City Lovers — Kat Burns (vocals/guitar/piano), Kyle Donnelly (bass/guitar/vocals), Mika Posen (violin/piano/vocals) and a string of drummers — have strived to tame the urban wilderness and add some melody to the chaos.

Forest City Lovers, burst onto Toronto’s music scene with the release of their 2006 album, The Sun and the Wind. Released independently with the help of some talented friends, The Sun and the Wind a ten song journey through landscapes of cities and summer days, was a breath of fresh air and exposed the talent of emerging songwriter Kat Burns. Chart called the record “delightfully engaging” while Exclaim proclaimed Burns “enigmatic and subtly inventive.”

While touring in support of their debut record, Forest City Lovers developed into a cohesive and complete unit. With their new collaborative approach the band headed back in the studio to record twelve new songs.

With the help of their dear friends, previous drummer Jamie Bunton and Heather Kirby (Ohbijou), the band hunkered down for nine-months at their fledgling studio, Kirby’s Dreamland, in Toronto.

These sessions birthed Haunting Moon Sinking which straddles the line between heartbreakingly beautiful and intimately powerful. Forest City Lovers’ new album explores themes of love and life with lush and poignant orchestration. With members of Ohbijou, Snailhouse, Hylozoists, the Pill and other Toronto talents filling out chorused vocals and swelling string arrangements, Haunting Moon Sinking steps into a natural progression from the band’s previous effort.

The songs of Forest City Lovers are catchy, yet fragile, and hope to melt your heart, or at least make it beat. Recommended!

Forest City Lovers - Don't Go (from Haunting Moon Sinking)
Forest City Lovers - Scared Of Time (from The Sun And The Wind)
Forest City Lovers - Closet Genius (from For The Birds)
Forest City Lovers @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things (2008)

Yael Naim - Yael Naim (2008)
Hocus Pocus - 73 Touches + Place 54
+ Jack Johnson, Corinne Bailey Rae

The Hoosiers - The Trick To Life (2008)
Cat Power - Albums

Dengue Fever - Venus On Earth (2008)
Del Tha Funky Homosapien - 11th Hour (2008)
Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static (2008)
Prototypes - Prototypes
Vampire weekend - Vampire Weekend

Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover
+ Band Of Horses, Emily Haines, Ellen Allien,
Siouxsie, Marta Wainwright, Novika, etc.

Portishead - Third (2008)
Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
+ KoC, Timbaland, KT Tunstall, Red Sparowes, etc.

Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon Love

Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks


Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin

Counting Crowes, Jack Johnson, James Blunt, Norah Jones, etc.

Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the jason mraz stuff!

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Axi said...

Thanks, great releases!

7:16 AM  

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