Immerse Yourself in the Depths of ‘Different Stars’ with Forest City & Friends

Prepare your turntables, rock aficionados, for Forest City & Friends are unleashing their latest sonic odyssey upon the universe with the release of ‘Different Stars’. This special limited 12-inch vinyl not only features their brand new single/video, ‘Space Dust’, but also cherry-picks gems from the band’s illustrious discography, including tracks from their previous releases: ‘Forest City & Friends’ (2020), ‘Sol’ (2022), and ‘Queen of Death Valley’ (2023).

Crafted meticulously at The Bulkhead Studio by Anthony Gatti and Evergreen Studio by Chris Muccino, the album’s engineering prowess shines through each note. Mixed by the deft hands of Anthony Gatti alongside Forest City themselves, and finally polished to perfection by none other than Grammy Award-winning engineer Adam Ayan at Ayan Mastering, ‘Different Stars’ boasts a sonic landscape that’s as rich as it is immersive.

Visually, the album is a feast for the eyes, thanks to the mesmerizing cover art by the talented Walter Hildebrand. Limited copies of this vinyl masterpiece are exclusively available at all Bull Moose Record Stores, making it a must-have for collectors and connoisseurs alike. Forest City & Friends have long been heralded for their ability to conjure musical magic, and ‘Different Stars’ is no exception. The album is a testament to their unwavering dedication to the craft, offering a multi-dimensional sonic experience that transcends time and space.

From the moment the needle drops, listeners are transported on a sonic journey unlike any other currently dropping into the marketplace. The new single ‘Space Dust’ serves as the perfect introduction, with its epic opening and infectious groove setting the stage for what’s to come. Pete Giordano’s vocals soar effortlessly over Chris Muccino’s electrifying guitar work, creating a sound that’s as anthemic as it is intoxicating.

The album cover artwork

This chugging mid-tempo banger ensures that the senses are quickly tuned-in to the driving instrumentation, thumping drums and inebriating melody, which will instantly appeal to rockers the world over. ‘Space Dust’ is magnificent and captivating from the very first note as it unfolds into distinct and stimulating sonic avenues.

As the album unfolds, each track reveals a new layer of Forest City & Friends’ musical prowess. From the loud, jangling guitars and sweeping arrangement of ‘Forest City’ to the infectious rhythm of ‘Animal Crackers’, provided by Greg Goodwin’s bass and Paul Gauer’s drums which drive this track forward, offering a vibrant backdrop for the guitars and vocals to shine. Every song within this album is a testament to the band’s ability to seamlessly blend classic rock elements with a modern twist.

Highlights include the mesmerizing ‘Truck Moving Job’, where Forest City & Friends showcase their knack for crafting complex song structures and intricate melodies that linger long after the music fades. Meanwhile, the slower soul-stirring ‘Companion’ offers a moment of respite amidst the album’s electrifying energy, serving as the perfect closer for Side A of this vinyl compilation.

Side B kicks off with the acoustic-infused ‘Hallowed Ground’, a melodic stomper that showcases the band’s versatility and range. From there, ‘All Roads’ immerses listeners in a climbing and spiraling arrangement, while ‘My Bird’ take listeners on a journey through lush and rich vocal harmonies, before culminating in the animated throb of ‘Phone Booth’, a fitting finale to this sonic adventure.

‘Different Stars’ is more than just a collection of songs to support the new single, ‘Space Dust’. It’s a testament to the enduring power of rock music. Forest City & Friends have crafted a modern classic that pays homage to the genre’s roots while pushing the boundaries to new realms of sonic splendor in 2024. With its captivating melodies, impeccable musicianship, and timeless appeal, this album is sure to leave a lasting impression on rock fans for years to come. So, crank up the volume, drop the needle, and let Forest City & Friends take you on a journey to the stars and beyond.


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