Boreal Forest
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Boreal Forest

Minneapolis, MN | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Minneapolis, MN
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Boreal Forest – “Capone”"

The sound of trickling rain, alongside a jam-friendly assortment of caressing organs and warbled psych-friendly guitars, helps craft an enticing opening soundscape on Boreal Forest’s new track “Capone”. The Minneapolis-based quartet describes their sound as a “soothing and eccentric, blending alternative rock with tasteful electronic elements — introspective lyrics above atmospheric synths, layered with rich colorful guitar licks” and are spot on. Their new album, Terraform, has a variety of gems in this vein, though “Boreal Forest” stands out in particular over its gripping four minutes. Showing extreme chops as an evolutionary songwriting, my favorite moment in particular is around 02:19, when a suave series of trickling guitars lead a “rain dance” of sorts with serious jam and psych-friendly appeal.

The final minute sees the addition of an illuminated synth pad and soaring backing vocals, adding a grandiose edge to the preceding melodic concepts. This is a smooth, superbly done effort. Stream similar goodness throughout the group’s entire full-length below: - Obscure Sound

"Indie Music Mixtape 10"

Why? A charming and melodious alternative route to music that has a way of delivering melodramatic verses in a way that soothes us and transports us to a surreal and honest soundscape. Boreal Forest borrows a note from the book of the free spirits and their melodies flow softly through the airwaves without following any rules and regulations, only allowing the message they carry to arrive at our ears as that’s their only destination. - Wolf In a Suit

"Indie Mono "Electronic Chill Songs""

"Capone" is now featured on Indiemono's chillwave electronic playlist. Check them out for some quality playlists that are updated frequently with great tracks. - Indie Mono



Released: February 5th, 2017
Format: Digital, CD
Label: Independent
Producer: Preston Kuhn, Boreal Forest
Singles: "Stray", "Aqueous Soul"



Boreal Forest is an indie "dream rock" group from Minneapolis, Minnesota.The band formed from four close friends with a mutual love for alternative music. The group began bouncing musical ideas off of one another in 2015 via recordings, while they were split between two cities. A  year later, the band moved into a house together in Duluth, MN, where they lived and made music. Their debut album "Terraform" was finished in their basement studio 6 months later, and was released to the public on February 5th, 2017.
              Boreal Forest's sound is soothing and eccentric, changing colors and textures as they experiment with different configurations of instruments, both organic and synthetic. The wide range of musical influence that emits from their music can be heard through introspective lyrics, atmospheric synths, ambient field recordings, and layered guitar riffs.   

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