Forrest Day Releases Titanic Self-Titled Debut
On October 11, Ninth Street Opus will release singer, songwriter, sax-player, and producer Forrest Day's self-titled debut album. His name also represents a powerful tight-knit 5-piece band, and their new CD is from start to finish a gripping, tragicomic journey into the American mind.
The precision Day uses to examine the cultural zeitgeist with his lyrics is found in the music itself as well. Trained as a jazz saxophone player, Day pulls from many styles resulting in a truly genre-defying collection of songs on 'Forrest Day.' Standout tracks include "Sleepwalk, " "Hyperactive" and the unforgettable "Everybody's F@&!ing With My Mind."
Day, who produced and recorded the album in San Francisco's legendary Hyde Street Studios, says, "A lot of the music has this kind of laughing-at-life type of feel- a tragicomic attitude." In other words, though he dissects with a scalpel and the music is meticulously crafted, there is an underlying layer of humor on every cut.
As a band, Forrest Day's live performance exceeds all expectations. Day, Nick Wyner (keys), Jasper Skydecker (drums), Terrell Liedstrand (guitars), and John Sankey (bass) deliver a transformative live show that has been hailed for its inescapable energy. "[Forrest Day] turned the club into a steambox. The crowd looked like tribal dancers on some nature channel TV show, as though some rhythmic power had taken possession of their limbs, " wrote the SF Weekly.
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