Forest Ray
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Forest Ray

Seattle, WA | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Seattle, WA
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Rock Psychedelic




"Forest Ray Musical Witchcraft LP Review"

“Forest Ray is the epitome of garage rock, a throwback to a time when every band made the most of what they had – particularly when it was very little. The retro-style coupled with the authentic analogue sound make the record all the more hypnotising and engaging. There are no signs of flower power of peace symbols anywhere, but Musical Witchcraft could have come straight from the ‘60s.” - Martin Unsworth, Louder Than War - Louder Than War (UK)

"Review: Forest Ray Debut Album "Musical Witchcraft""

The final track ‘Tapioca Timepiece’ has an improvised feel, with a feel similar to ‘Great Gig In The Sky’ by Pink Floyd, but with more saxophone. Sonically, it is the standout track of the album, the flutes have real primal feeling — especially over the drone that appears in the background. - Alex Marlow, Never Enough Notes - Never Enough Notes (UK)

"Forest Ray Offer up Pensive New Single "Laughing""

"Seattle’s Forest Ray is a dyed in wool analog and psychedelic treat." - Greg Kinne, Culture Fiend - Culture Fiend

"Forest Ray release new single, "Caught in a Feeling""

“Capturing the psychedelic, very 60s approach the band has come to be known for – we are pleased to team up with Forest Ray for the premiere of their latest single “Caught In A Feeling.” - Vents - Vents Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



Forest Ray experiments in the analog and psychedelic, combining guitar
driven psychedelic rock with elements of raw synth-laced post-punk. The
group's uninhibited performances and analog recording process have
harbored darker, older and more intimate recordings. The songs regularly
feature flute and vibraphone which have become staples of the group's
brand of psych. The band’s melodic and rhythmic sensibilities
occasionally reveal the songwriter’s background in Eastern art music and
Balkan music while blending their love for good old fashioned rock n’
roll, psychedelic blues and country. Originally started in San Luis
Obispo, CA as a two man recording project the group has now evolved into
a touring lineup currently based in Seattle. Their first record,
Musical Witchcraft, was released October 28th, 2016 on 180g vinyl. Their
second record, Laughing, was released on 180g vinyl on August 25th,

Band Members