Los Angeles natives Forebear stopped by the Satellite Tuesday night, delivering a near hour set list packed with mellow strings and cultivated drumming. The four-piece act fronted by lead singer Scott Goldbaum began the evening with ‘Eon, ’ a haunting rendition that established the musical direction of the night’s mysterious journey. Their fast paced guitar riffs were complimented gracefully by Molly Rogers’ viola. Incorporating a wooden instrument with a rock band isn’t the industry standard but in this scenario the marriage was a successful pairing. With the eerie sounds of classical strings and distorted guitars, the band could have easily managed to convert the present audience into a ritual séance.
Describing Forebears onstage performance as dark and obscure wouldn’t do them justice. They meticulously deliver elements that not only compliment their music but also accompany their tone and sound. Having a lack of hard light on stage raises the level of curiosity as they travel from one song into another while hiding behind the shadows of their musical outcries. ‘Little Foot’ concluded the evening, wrapping up a seven-song selection that could easily hypnotize a crowd with soothing melodies and shades of controlled destruction. With a wide spectrum of options, Forebear easily achieves a unique sound that proves to be bold and ambitious. Their second EP titled ‘Cody’’ is currently available now. The next scheduled events keep Forebear performing in Los Angeles, making appearances at Surly Goat, Harvard & Stone and Hi-Hat during the next six weeks.
APR 9 SAT
Surly Goat Los Angeles, CA
APR 18 MON
Harvard & Stone Los Angeles, CA
MAY 21 SAT
Hi-Hat Los Angeles,
Photos by: JACOB GAITAN