The Forms (band)

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The Forms
Origin Queens, New York, USA
Genres Indie rock, Math Rock
Years active 2003–present
Labels Threespheres
Rebel Group/ADA
Members Alex Tween
Matt Walsh

The Forms are an American indie rock band from Queens, New York, whose style incorporates aspects of math rock, dream pop, and emo.[1] The band members include Alex Tween (vox, keyboards) and Matt Walsh (drums, sequencers).

History[edit]

The Forms released their debut album, Icarus, in 2003. The album was recorded with legendary producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, P. J. Harvey) at the helm.[1][2] They worked with Albini again on their latest (self-titled) album, which was released in October 2007.[3]

The Forms recorded a cover of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" for Engine Room Recordings' compilation album Guilt by Association Vol. 2, which was released in November 2008.[4]

The band has shared the stage with bands like The National, The Hold Steady, St. Vincent, Ok Go, Deerhunter, Minus the Bear, Ted Leo, and Nick Cave.

Reception[edit]

At the time of the debut release, reviews were generally very positive,[5] and critics compared the band favorably to early-emo rock group Sunny Day Real Estate.[1][6] Mac Randall of The New York Observer described the band as "aggro-artsy trio fond of awkward time signatures, sly rhythmic manipulation, curlicuing vocal lines, and giving one song two separate track numbers for no obvious reason... [T]hese guys make a virtue out of attention-deficit disorder."[6] PopMatters called the band "one of the most exciting, if not one of the best, new acts in indie rock right now."[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terlesky, John (February 6, 2003). "Brooklyn-based Forms adds new content to emo-rock", The Morning Call, p. E14.
  2. ^ Machosky, Michael (June 27, 2003). "Taking Forms", Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved on 2009-07-05.
  3. ^ Moerder, Adam (December 10, 2007). "The Forms: The Forms", Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2009-07-05.
  4. ^ Matthew Solarski (19 November 2008). "My Brightest Diamond, Frightened Rabbit Do Covers". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  5. ^ Proskocil, Niz (January 15, 2004). "Heavenly success for the Forms", Omaha World-Herald, p. GO10.
  6. ^ a b Randall, Mac (March 17, 2003). "My Two Cents on 50 Cent, Lovett, Massive Attack, Other 'Pokey' CD's", The New York Observer, p. 19.
  7. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (October 17, 2003). "The Forms: Icarus", PopMatters. Retrieved on 2009-07-05.

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