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Thursday, March 17 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Forest City Lovers

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Forest City Lovers are nature-loving urban dwellers spinning lingering, lyrical melodies across the landscape of Canadian folk-pop. Born a fledgling pseudo-solo project of young songwriter Kat Burns, Forest City Lovers took flight in 2006 with the independent release The Sun and the Wind. The band grew up into a fully-realized collaborative outfit and in 2008 launched their critically acclaimed sophmore album Haunting Moon Sinking (Out of This Spark), a collection that bolsters FCL's signature tunefulness with talented musicianship, strong guitar lines, and swelling string arrangements. Phodilus and Tyto, a 7' vinyl released at the end of 2009, paved the way for the full-length follow-up, Carriage, released in July 2010. Carriage picks up where Haunting Moon Sinking left off, marching forward with arrangements and melodies that go from acutely vulnerable to downright sinister. A collection that drifts sonically across decades, Carriage laces folk tinged 1970s whimsy into contemporary pop gems to keep your feet tapping as you go singing down the sunny street. In Praise of Carriage: 'Kat Burns and co. have ramped things up a few notches, and the results are simply spectacular.' [I Heart Music] 'the confidently off-kilter [song] 'Minneapolis', whose two minutes and forty seconds boasts one of the most infectious choruses you're likely to hear anywhere this year' [Chromewaves] 'Unheralded songsmith Kat Burns has composed her finest work in Forest City Lovers with the engagingly ambitious Carriage, which showcases her alluring voice and a fearless knack for emotive pop hooks.' [Exclaim] 'Burns has mastered the art of telling stories that portray innocence under threat. Her quiet, nuanced vocal work makes the protagonists in her lyrics seem delicate while the landscapes they traverse are frequently ominous.' [Canadian Interviews]
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Forest City Lovers are nature-loving urban dwellers spinning lingering, lyrical melodies across the landscape of Canadian folk-pop. Born a fledgling pseudo-solo project of young songwriter Kat Burns, Forest City Lovers took flight in 2006 with the independent release The Sun and the... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Habana Bar 708 E 6th St

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