Over the last couple of years Chris Forsyth has been teaming up with Garcia Peoples in the live setting to form the Peoples Motel Band and the results have been nothing short of transcendent. Playing cuts from his 2017 album Dreaming in the Non-Dream and fleshing out the full force of All Time Present Forsyth and the Garcias have acted as a symbiotic live unit, finding an almost telepathic link on stage and letting some of his heavier gems crystallize into their fullest potential. That’s precisely what’s happening on the upcoming live document Peoples Motel Band: Solar Live Vol 3., recorded live September 14, 2019 before a hometown crowd at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia. For this one, they add in a double drummer dynamic, with Forsyth regular Ryan Jewell trading sticks with Cesar Arakaki from GP. The set was captured live to tape by Forsyth’s longtime studio collaborator, engineer/producer Jeff Zeigler an the sound is probably one of the most crisp and clear recordings of Chris I’ve heard yet.
Thankfully, there was also a camera crew on hand to complete the capture for those of us not blessed to be in Philly that night. The multi-camera vid, along with Jeff’s audio puts us all right into the sweat box with ‘em for a huge, hairy, peak n’ valley, knock down and pass out version of Dreaming in the Non-Dream. Its always an argument what a band like this can call a definitive version of a song, but this might be getting pretty damn close. Check out the video below and grab an LP before they’re gone, because its getting close.
Support the artist. Buy it HERE (UK folks there will be some available from Forte in UK/EU so check shops)
Chris is on tour as a trio w/ Ryan Jewell & Doug McCombs (Tortoise, Eleventh Dream Day, The Sea & the Cake, etc) in support of White Denim, see the show live.
WHITE DENIM / CHRIS FORSYTH 2020 WEST COAST TOUR
3/28 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
3/30 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*
4/1 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up*
4/2 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s*
4/3 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom*
4/4 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom*
4/9 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
4/10 Seattle, WA @ Neumos*
4/11 Vancouver @ Rickshaw Theater*
4/13 Missoula MT @ The ZACC
4/14 Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
4/15 Salt Lake City @ State Room*
4/17 Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club*
4/18 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore*
*supporting White Denim