The Other Side of Life is proud to present:
MA TURNER’S FATUFAIRFE (Lexington, KY)
SPARKS.MOORE (Louisville, KY; members of The Wrists)
Thursday, November 20th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
Doors open at 8 PM
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/709745-chris-forsyth-solar-motel-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/357550247745946
Recommended If You Like: Television, The Grateful Dead, Popol Vuh, Natives
The first studio release by CHRIS FORSYTH AND THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND, Intensity Ghost, is a career-defining statement of purpose and a near virtual history tour of late 20th century electric guitar, touching on widescreen psychedelia, art rock, the late-70’s New York scene, and the melting pot of early 90’s underground bands, but writing a whole new chapter, unforeseen by most in 2014. Whereas last year’s acclaimed Solar Motel album was a Forsyth solo album recorded with an ad-hoc studio band, upon its release Forsyth put together a group of players to tour the record — bassist Peter Kerlin, guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin’), and drummer Steven Urgo (ex-The War on Drugs) — who took his vision to another level. Forsyth brought this group, now called THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND, into the studio in late 2013 to make Intensity Ghost, largely forsaking the epic sprawl of Solar Motel in favor of a startlingly diverse and focused set of songs. The result is a 5-track masterwork and a rare combination of power and grace. Just as The Grateful Dead or Popul Vuh were able to embrace broad spectrums of sound and transform those influences, THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND distills Forsyth’s message while avoiding any genre exercises. Intensity Ghost is a giant sounding record, it’s hall-sized psychedelia filled with hooks and an immediacy rarely found in such sweeping, cinematic music. CHRIS FORSYTH AND THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND synthesize rather than emulate what has come before, producing something all their own.
MA TURNER’S FATUFAIRFE began in late Summer 2014 as a means for Ma Turner (CROSS, Warmer Milks, Salad Influence) and John Phillip Farmer (Salad Influence, Arcane Rifles, Birddog) to perform songs with a full group that the two had been touring as a duo in the Spring and Summer of 2014. Bringing in John Ferguson (Apples In Stereo, R. Stevie Moore, Big Fresh), David Farris (Bernie Worrell, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack McDuff, R. Stevie Moore, Tallboys, Club Dub) and Travis McGirr (Blood Pheasant), Turner and Farmer were able to expand the material into broader territories. The end result is a culmination of a handful of barn jam sessions as well as two live performances (one being the 2014 Cropped Out Festival in Louisville, KY) which led up to the recording of their self-titled long playing album, scheduled for release in Spring/Summer 2015.
SPARKS.MOORE is the duo of Jason Sparks and McKinley Moore, who also play in The Wrists. They are also former members of Natives.