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After a year of touring, The Solar Motel Band returned to the studio last spring with Jeff Ziegler (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile) to put to tape the massive and immense “The Rarity of Experience”. This double album (officially The Rarity of Experience part I & II) sees Forsyth and his band stretching out their sound beyond anywhere they’ve gone before, touching on all corners of progressive, psychedelic and post-rock.

They began as more of an out-there, avant-garde experimental jam rock/jazz rock kind of guy who’s been moving towards the center. The Rarity of Experience was made about three years ago, and  I was just blown away by the record.  Forsyth has been traveling along the roads that bands like Television did.  He brings a lot of other elements, too. I hear Led Zeppelin when I hear him, I sometimes I hear jazz stuff like Coltrane, if he had played guitar. They did an impromptu freeform show where they played three songs for one hour at a club in New York City called Nublu.


This is an absolute barnstormer!, Mighty fine…oh, yes indeed!
‘The Calvary Cross’ is incandescently stunning!!…Richard Thompson filtered through Lou Reed.

Chris Forsyth · The Solar Motel Band The Rarity of Experience ℗ 2016 No Quarter Records


With a new 5 song EP-mini Album out on No Quarter Records ” Intensity Ghost” a mix of Television, Grateful Dead, guitar workouts,

In Television’s classic guitar strung album from 1977, Tom Verlaine issues a shuffling call to action. First, he’s “just waiting,” then “hesitating” for “a kiss of death, the embrace of life” — life only comes to him. But then something shakes Verlaine in the third chorus as a defiant voice finally boasts, “I ain’t waiting, uh-uh.” That’s where the music finds purpose, with the iconic riff suddenly becoming a staccato slash through the dark.

And that’s where guitarist Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band takes the name of a new track, “I Ain’t Waiting,” from its forthcoming album “Intensity Ghost“.




Chris Forsyth is a celebrated guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Long active in underground circles, he has released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock that he deems Cosmic Americana. His recent release Solar Motel (Paradise of Bachelors) was called one of 2013’s best releases by the New Yorker and Uncut,




Jam band Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band have their first album out “Intensity Ghost” on October 28th through No Quarter Records, Chris is a lauded guitarist with typical American influences from Television, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Popul Vul and Grateful Dead. With his band The Solar Motel bassist Peter Kerlin on drums ex war On Drugs Steve Urgo,guitarist Paul Sukeena have devolped a reputation as an incredible live act.