Be Forest – ‘Glow’

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Be Forest started 2016 strong with a European tour and a sold out flexi single ‘Glow’ (through Coward Records / We Were Never Being Boring). The Italian dream poppers released the fabulous ‘Earthbeat’ back in 2014, here’s hoping another full length is just around the corner!

 
Be Forest – ‘Glow’

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Be Forest – ‘Indian Summer’ (Beat Happening Cover)

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Dream pop trio Be Forest are headed to North America this month for their first stateside tour! The Italian group will be sharing west coast dates with Tennis System on the back of their stellar LP ‘Earthbeat‘. It’s one of our most loved records of the year – don’t miss it! Brooklyn Vegan shared the news together with this cover of Beat Happening’s ‘Indian Summer’.

 
Be Forest – ‘Indian Summer’ (Beat Happening Cover)

Be Forest – USA 2014 Tour Dates:

10/22 – New York @ Cake Shop (12:30)
10/22 – New York @ CMJ – DROM (20:15)
10/27 – Philadelpha @ Milkboy
11/2 – Cincinnati @ The Rake’s End w/JERK
11/3 – St. Louis @ Plush
11/4 – Chicago @ Empty Bottle
11/5 – Milwaukee @ Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace w/Sat. Nite Duets
11/6 – San Diego @ The Hideout w/ Tennis System
11/7 – Tucson @ Solar Culture w/Tennis System
11/8 – Phoenix @ Rips Bar – Obscura w/ Tennis System
11/10 – Los Angeles @ KXLU – Part Time Punks
11/11 – Los Angeles @ Los Globos w/Tennis System
11/12 – Oakland @ Night Light w/Tennis System
11/13 – San Francisco @ Knockout w/Tennis System
11/15 – Sacramento @ Witch Room w/ Tennis System
11/16 – Portland @ Rontom’s w/Ghost to Falco
11/18 – Seattle @ KEXP
11/19 – Coeur d’Alene @ Hanging Dcuk w/ Tennis System
11/21 – Seattle @ Hollow Earth w/ Tennis System
11/22 – Arcata @ The Alibi w/ Tennis System

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Be Forest – ‘Earthbeat’

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This week Italian dream pop outfit Be Forest deliver their second album ‘Earthbeat’ (via We Were Never Being Boring). In addition, the four piece have announced a string of European tour dates. Since releasing their debut album ‘Cold’ in 2011 Be Forest have evolved, this time round it’s a much warmer, outward looking album. With the addition of synth specialist Lorenzo Badioli, the group is now a four piece, enabling a broader scope. But rather than adding an electronic layer, this has had the opposite effect, as Lorenzo opts for organic keyboard sounds (vibes, bells and only an occasional electronic swell). ‘Earthbeat’ also favours percussive rhythms, Drummer Erica Terenzi mixes it up throughout, keeping time with toms and shakers rather than the familiar sound of the hi-hat. This is where the Native American influence of the record really shines through. ‘Earthbeat’ is a breath of fresh air, a well considered collection of songs and one of the best albums I’ve heard this year. It’s also proof positive that an endless swathe of effects pedals isn’t a prerequisite for the genre. Not that that’s a bad thing! Highly recommended.

 
Be Forest – ‘Earthbeat’ (Album Stream)

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Be Forest – ‘Captured Heart’

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Stereogum have premiered the new video ‘Captured Heart’ from Be Forest‘s forthcoming album ‘Earthbeat’ (out February 4 via We Were Never Being Boring). If you missed the second single ‘Colours‘ take a listen here. The Italian four piece have sold out of limited edition red vinyl pre-orders but white copies are still available (pre-order)!

 
Be Forest – ‘Captured Heart’ [VIDEO]

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Be Forest – ‘Colours’

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‘Colours’ is the second serving from Be Forest‘s forthcoming LP ‘Earthbeat‘ (as premiered via Stereogum). The Italian dream poppers dish up another beautiful melody with heavy set reverb and playful percussion. If you missed the lead single ‘Captured Heart’ have a listen here (pre-order the limited edition vinyl @ Bandcamp).

 
Be Forest – ‘Colours’

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