[photos by PSquared Photography]
Last month, we were pleasantly surprised by the addition of Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band to the Northside Festival‘s premier event: Luna’s first NYC show in a decade. Our love for the Moteliers is no secret by now and their late breaking appearance in McCarren Park gave us the chance to soak in some sun and suds with our favorite Philadelphians. Though all the tunes here will be familiar if you’ve been following along this year, the latter three-fourths of the set—”The Rarity of Experience, Parts 1-2,” “High Castle Rock,” and “Harmonious Dance”—is all new material that will appear on the next Solar Motel record due out on No Quarter in 2016.
NYCTaper recorded this set in the same manner as Luna’s set from the same day. There are a couple spots of wind, but none mar the recording and the sound is excellent. Enjoy!
Forsyth also has an upcoming collaboration with Koen Holtkamp of Mountains called The Island and due out on Trouble in Mind this fall.
Stream the complete show:
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by NYCTaper
Produced by Eric PH
Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2xWAV (24/48) > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, normalize, fades, tracking, downsample, dither) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)
01. The Ballad of Freer Hollow
03. The Rarity of Experience, Parts 1-2
04. High Castle Rock
06. Harmonious Dance