Prolific guitar-shredder Chris Forsyth has been blowing minds and melting faces with The Solar Motel Band he assembled to bring to the stage his excellent “cosmic Americana” album, Solar Motel, which he dropped on the world last year and proved that the sounds of Television and Grateful Dead perfectly intersect.
The Solar Motel Band proved to be so awesome that the entirety of Solar Motel was recorded live with the band and released as a Record Store Day bootleg gem and other bootlegs of the band’s brilliance have been popping up all over the internet.
Come October 28 you’ll need to grow accustomed to the sight of tiny mushroom clouds littering the horizon of your town as tiny minds are blown once again when Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band release their first studio album called Intensity Ghost.
The group’s new label, No Quarter, have been pretty coy about details save for the fact that Intensity Ghost was recorded in late 2013, will consist of five tracks, and is a “masterwork of power and grace.” In the meantime, Forsyth + Solar Motel Band will be doing their live thing through July.
07.11.14 - Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog
07.12.14 - Chicago, IL - West Fest #
07.13.14 - Madison, WI - The Frequency %
07.14.14 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
07.15.14 - Iowa City, IA - Trumpet Blossom Cafe ^
07.16.14 - Chicago, IL - HQ *
07.17.14 - Rock Island, IL - Daytrotter Session
07.18.14 - Lafayette, IN - Spot Tavern +
07.24.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Spruce Street Harbor Park ~
07.25.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ()
# Lee Fields & The Expresssions
% Spires That In the Sunset Rise, Disembodied Monks
^ Lason Lescalleet
* Bitchin Bajas, Axis:Sova
+ Apache Dropout
~ Purling Hiss