Monday, September 17, 2012
Black Forest Fires
Another pretty impressive psychedelic guitar record out of Austin, this one from Blac Forest Fires, a threesome made up of singing drummer Karen Skloss and guitar/vocalist Jay C. Tonne Jr. and bassist Doug Walseth
Transit of Venus is out mid-November on Sedimental Records.
Fun fact: the album art was designed by Storm Thorgerson, who also designed covers for Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon and Led Zeppelin‘s Houses of the Holy.
Here's the opening track, a really wonderful combination of driving bass and daydreaming vocals. The guitar in this one reminds me a little bit of fellow Austinites Explosions in the Sky, and also (again from Austin) Experimental Aircraft. "Live News Feed"
Here they are playing at SXSW