NYC foursome Forest Fire have unleashed a hazy, slow-burning tune into the world for the first single off their upcoming self-recorded sophomore album Staring At The X. Lead singer Mark Thresher’s vocals waft and echo over a rattling drum beat, some reverbed guitar punches, a nice synthesizer hum and a steady, feathery bass guitar line for a song that’s busier than its laid-back attitude might suggest.
Staring At The X is Forest Fire’s first effort since the much-heralded success of their 2009 debut Survival. The band has shared the stage with some impressive company, namely Sharon Van Etten (who contributed guest vocals to Survival), Xiu Xiu, Papercuts, Gang Gang Dance, Psychedelic Horseshit, Anna Calvi, Julianna Barwick and Cass McCombs. The new record makes its way to shelves on October 18, courtesy of FatCat Records.