Forget Cassettes

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Forget Cassettes
Also known as Eliza the Arrow (2008-Present)
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, indie, synthpop, dream pop
Years active 2001 (2001)–2007, 2008-present (as Eliza the Arrow)
Labels Theory 8 Records, One Little Indian Records
Associated acts ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, A Roman Scandal, Apollo Up!, Fair Verona, Eliza the Arrow
Members Beth Cameron - Doni Schroader - Aaron Ford - Jay Leo Phillips

Forget Cassettes is an alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2001. Fronted by Beth Cameron, formerly of Fair Verona and the only constant member of the group, Forget Cassettes have released three albums to date: Instruments of Action (2003), Salt (2006) and O Cursa (2013). The first two were released on the Nashville-based Theory 8 Records label. Salt has been re-released in Europe by Tangled Up! Recordings in March 2007.

The band has toured extensively throughout the USA and Europe, most notably with …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (whose second percussionist, Doni Schroader, has played with Cameron in both Fair Verona and Forget Cassettes).

Forget Cassettes started life as a two-piece, but when Schroader quit to join ...Trail of Dead on a full-time basis, Cameron temporarily split the group altogether. After a few months' break from the music business, she recruited Aaron Ford and Jay Leo Phillips, then involved with Apollo Up!, in 2005 — both of whom are noted local musicians in Nashville — and began work on Forget Cassettes' second record. Following its release in 2006, Schroader returned to play with the band sporadically, most notably on its tour of Europe in February and March 2007.

Cameron and Scroader reunited in 2008 under the name Eliza the Arrow.

A third Forget Cassettes album, titled O Cursa is the band's first to not predominately feature live drums and guitar.

Critical reception[edit]

Reviews for both the group's albums have been generally positive, as have the comments regarding their energetic live performances. Comparisons with other bands have ranged from The White Stripes, to PJ Harvey and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Perhaps acknowledging the influence of the former, Forget Cassettes covered PJ Harvey's 'Me-Jane' — from her 1993 album Rid of Me — during their 2007 European tour. The proprietors of WOXY.com, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based Internet radio station, are self-confessed fans of the band, and the group has performed no fewer than three in-studio sessions for the station thus far.

Band members[edit]

  • Beth Cameron (guitar, vocals, keys)
  • Aaron Ford (drums)
  • Jay Leo Phillips (bass, guitar, keys, backing vocals)
  • Doni Schroader (drums, percussion, backing vocals, keys)
  • Jason Milan Dietz (bass and keys 2007)

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