BE FOREST

Share new single "Gemini" from upcoming album & Announce US tour

Gemini” is the latest single released by the Italian shoegaze/post-punk trio Be Forest, shared ahead of the release of Knocturne LP, their first new album since 2014’s Earthbeat. “Gemini” follows the album’s first official single Bengala and previously, the band had teased a mysterious smoke-shrouded video for “Atto I” prior to properly announcing the album in late 2018.

In the bands’ words,

 “Gemini” encapsulates a palpable duality; while the guitars warmly surf triplets' sound waves, the drums, adamant and controlled, interpose a seemingly "techno-music" intention. The vocals are enticing while invoking a night that extends into the day. It's a song that wants to wear a dichotomy but never becomes rivalry and rather coexists in its double nature. It's a bivalence that transforms into couple.”

 

To help create Knocturne, the group's most moody, beguiling and mesmerizing full-length to date, Be Forest enlisted Steve Scanu to assist with production and mixing duties and recruited Josh Bonati (Mac DeMarco, Zola Jesus, David Lynch) for mastering. The songs navigate the cryptic courses between worlds like the airy and inverted "Empty Space," or the cinematic duality of doppelgangers on “Gemini," to film-style scores inspired by Kafka-esque stories as heard on “K.” Sinewy subterranean soundtracks for film thrillers not yet made can be heard on “Sigfrido," which then returns the listening audience to the second and suspenseful movement of "Atto II.” 

 

Knocturne is a song cycle that commiserates with our own collective international uncertainty and unease of these current times, bringing breaks in the luster of night—like the fractured "Fragment"—with the shining beacons of aural light at the end of the tunnel like the first official single “Bengala," to the dream portrait closer "You, Nothing.” Be Forest is officially back with their most ambitious and atmospheric album yet… those seeking the tangible terrain and audio designed environments of their previous releases are in for a mind, spirit and emotional awakening.

UUPCOMING TOUR DATES:

 

3/08-09 - New York, NY - The New Colossus Festival

3/11-17 - Austin, TX - SXSW

3/19 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle

3/20 - Minneapolis, MN - Kitty Cat Club

3/27 - Seattle, WA - Lo Fi Performance Gallery

3/29 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club

3/30 - San Diego, CA - Tower Bar

3/31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex

4/03 - New York, NY - Elsewhere

B I Z Z A R R E

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BE FOREST - GEMINI

BE FOREST - ATTO I

Be Forest  – Knocturne

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Be Forest  – Gemini

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