Archive for the 'Carlos Forster' Category

Carlos Forster Daytrotter Session

2012 02 16 16:47

Carlos Forster and Mike Coykendall stopped in at Day Trotter headquarters in Rock Island, IL late last year to give a luminous, bare-bones performance of four songs from Forster’s debut Family Trees

Spend any duration of time with Carlos Forster, listen to any song on his incredibly poignant album “Family Trees,” and you’re bound to feel yourself relating to him, nodding a lot and offering personal stories that don’t usually come out at parties. The way that he thinks and the way that he writes is – in the best possible sense of the word – an inviting mess.

Listen and download the 4 song session at Daytrotter.com

Carlos Forster – “Slouching Towards Reality” Video Premiere

2011 09 23 08:53

From Prefixmag:

It’s funny how things work out sometimes for artists, particularly when they attempt to stop creating. For San Francisco’s Carlos Forster, that moment came a few years ago. The former For Stars frontman decided to quit writing music and focused on obtaining a degree in psychoanalysis. And even though his intensive courses kept him busy, he couldn’t shake his art.

The bug gave him another bite during a trip to the Northwest to visit a friend. That friend happened to be the recently prolific M. Ward, whose output must have inspired Forster to start playing again. They would quickly begin working on what would end up being Forster’s recently released full-length album, Family Trees, which features production and back-up vocals from Ward.

Carlos Forster – “Campfire Songs” Video (via Filter)

2011 07 28 10:46

From Filter:

“In this exclusive premiere, we’re thrilled to present the “Campfire Songs” official video which overlays abstract visual effects onto scenes from a picturesque West Coast nature trek, surely a source for many inspirational campfire nights.”

‘Family Trees’ Out Today!

2011 07 19 10:50

Available in the HUSHshop (CD+download) iTunes, Amazon, or a reputable local retailer.

‘Family Trees’ – PASTE Exclusive Album Stream

2011 07 12 16:31

The curtain is thrown wide open this week with Paste sharing a stream of Family Trees due out next Tuesday:

Carlos Forster and M. Ward are old college friends. Like many friends who go their separate ways after graduation, they often look for ways to fit in old acquaintances into their busy lives. For the past several years, the two have kept up by spending weekends together in the Pacific Northwest—partaking in everything from hiking in The Columbia Gorge to swimming in the Sandy River to recording some of Forster’s solo works.

Eight years after beginning what would become his solo debut Family Trees, Forster’s impressive folk collection quietly strikes in similar fashion to the laid back environment it was created in. In addition to Ward’s assistance, the former for Stars frontman also recruited the help of Rachel Blumberg (M. Ward, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Mirah, Jolie Holland), Johnathan Richman and Tim Mooney (American Music Club). Listen to Carlos Forster’s new record Family Trees a week before it comes out in stores in the player HERE.

Carlos Forster – “I Walk I Talk”

2011 07 07 10:59

Today Paste premiered the lead track from Carlos Forster’s Family Trees.  They said:

“The album’s opener “I Walk I Talk” is a blend of groovy ambiance and reverberant harmonies. Ward’s laidback production approach is heard in the whimsical movement of the track.”

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Carlos Forster’s “Campfire Songs” on NPR’s All Songs Considered

2011 06 28 14:54

Today’s edition of All Songs Considered features “Campfire Songs” off the Carlos Forster solo debut Family Trees.  Host Bob Boilen enthusiastically declared, “I think that’s as sweet as can be.” Adding, “It’s a growing favorite in just one day.”  Co-host Robin Hilton agreed, “Really sweet, loved it, very lovely…”

Thanks fellas!

You can preorder the album, to ship very soon, in the HUSHshop.