Spooky Forest

Spooky Forest

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Alternative Indie


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"Spooky Forest - Find A Way"

The catchy and vibrant “Find a Way” is a newly released track off Philly band Spooky Forest’s upcoming album Dragons Used to Live Here, out on 10/22. The project includes Jiah, previously in featured act Lucida. A bass-heavy verse features suave verses and guitar trickles, leading into a raucously enjoyable title-referencing chorus. Organs enter the fold after the first chorus, injecting further life into this energetic track. The brass emergence thereafter accomplishes a similar feeling. “Find a Way” is a fun success from Spooky Forest, who have more tracks on the way in the coming months.

“Find a Way” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2019’ Spotify playlist. - Obscure Sound

"“Find A Way” by Spooky Forest - A Song Feature"

Bluesy, brassy, bouncy and brilliant all apply to the debut single from Spooky Forest. “Find A Way” is a single that begins forcefully and finishes overpoweringly, as the final minute is driven by a steadily mounting crescendo.

The initial impression is that “Find A Way” is a single carried by a resolute-yet-pained voice and a rhythm section comprising a strong bass line and Indie handclaps. That’s before the brass enters, along with skillful guitar and higher octave backing vocals. “Find A Way” is the preview track of the debut album “Dragons Used To Live Here,” which is scheduled for release on October 22, 2019.

Quoting a description of the upcoming album:
Using a combination of samples, atypical sound design including found sounds and intensive layering combined with live instrumentation that was recorded in several studios including the band's own "Head Trauma" studio, Spooky Forest crafts a melody and lyric driven sound that is unburdened by normal genre constraints in Indie Rock. Based on biographical accounts of a troubled past, “Dragons Used To Live Here” is a deeply self-aware album, which teaches us to use the past as a map for awakening.

Spooky Forest is a Philadelphia band. The members are Jiah Pearson-Leary (vocals, guitar), William Cartley (drums, vocals), Warren Minnix (bass, vocals), and Sasank Ancha (guitar, vocals). - Indie Obsessive


Dragons Used to Live Here (2019)
Your Science
Find A Way
This Is a Toast
Live for Tomorrow
This Kingdom Has No Saints
Weight on My Shoulder



Philadelphia’s Spooky Forest are an indie rock band with an explosive live act. Their writing style is drawn to contrasts. Hard drum and bass beats over lush guitars and dreamy synths. Clear and in your face vocals with serious word play. Having played together for over a year now, with all members active in the Philadelphia music scene for many years before, their shared desire to craft a sound and vibe that allows listeners to experience something beautifully real, has resulted in a style that’s entirely their own and powerful to experience.

Taking hints of influence from the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Foals, the band’s approach ultimately falls somewhere between Cage The Elephant and Nine Inch Nails  – their unique creativity and emotional writing fusing to impressive new levels.

Comprised of guitarist and singer Jiah, drummer and vocalist Bill, bassist and vocalist Warren, and newest member Sasank – also on guitar and vocals – the band intend to embrace the live scene as much as the online world, and 2020 is well en-route to becoming their breakout year.

With a shared passion for the process and a united intention to connect on an emotional and lasting level, Spooky Forest offer precisely the sentiments and musicianship that modern music has been craving lately. Undoubtedly one to watch out for over the coming months and years. 

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