Forest Fire – Mtns Are Mtns

October 14, 2011

Forest Fire is a small band that’s all attitude. On their 2008 album, Survival, lead singer Mark Thresher moaned with a Lou-Reed-like malaise that made disillusionment feel cool again. With lines like, “I’m gonna melt some faces, with gatling gun social skills,” Forest Fire established a certain swagger. But that’s not what makes “Mnts are Mtns” work. This track’s gospelesque background vocals and the out-of-left-freaking-field sax solo make it feel like an epic on an album that consists mostly of small tales.

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