The Jason Forrest Band

The Jason Forrest Band

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Like yoru postmodern art or music class- but with drugs and more party.

Biography

Jason Forrest has assembled a band for recording and performing! At the moment it's just called; "The Jason Forrest Band", and while we know this sounds lame, we all are too busy to think up something better- but you never know. The band will begin it's real live adventures starting on Sept 17th, at a special show in Berlin with special guest Austrian singer Gustav. Then the band will do a USA tour in October and early November, ending at CMJ fest in NYC. More news on the tour ASAP!

As for more on the new band- it's a power trio, Ethan on guitar, Liz on keys, and Jason on Laptop and - get ready- vocals. Yes, you're going to be VERY surprised. Jason is writing the music and continues down the musical path he's established with his past 2 releases on Sonig- "Shamelessly Exciting" and "...Post Disco Crash" with the new music being a bit more prog/hiphop/rock sounding. That's actually a bad description, but it's pretty different than anything we can figure, but we guaratee you it realllllly rocks! Anyway, they are busy making a demo now. It's possible that a Mp3 will be available in the near future!

Bio:

Jason Forrest used to make music under the moniker 'Donna Summer' but now is just Jason Forrest. He has released records in the US, EU, and Japan. He has been featured in many periodicals* all over the world. His music is a combination of many, many styles of music, all edited into a sort of new rock music. His live shows have garnered him a huge international audience that involve much bad dancing, possibly some blood, and a few shattered laptops.

His new album “Shamelessly Exciting� is now available everywhere. You can also find it at our webshop for only $8 with 2 exclusive tracks! Reviews and articles are popping up in magazines such as Entertainment Weekly, Vice (album of the month), XLR8R (interview with Hank Shocklee), Blender, Go Mag, German Rolling Stone, and many, many more. It was released Oct 3rd and comes as 12� or fancy packaged CD by Sonig records.

The fantastic War Photographer video by Joel Thrussell has been named video of the year by Res magazine, and top 5 by Pitchfork. It's been downloaded more than 300,000 times.

His last album "The Unrelenting Songs Of The 1979 Post Disco Crash" was released in the US and EU also by Sonig records of Koln Germany in April of 2004. It received overwhelming positive support internationally in many periodicals, newspapers and even the occasional TV program. The "Steppin Off" video Directed by Jon Watts was named video of the year by Res magazine. A concert and video DVD is also in the works for later in 2005/6.

He began the Cock Rock Disco label in the summer of 2001 and also is host of the Advanced D&D radio program on WFMUfm, in NYC. He occationally co-hosts Wasted festival in Berlin too, which is where he now lives.

*such as Entertainment Weekly, Blender, German Rolling Stone, Muzik Express, Spin, XLR8R, Urb, De:Bug, Crash, Muzik, Trax, The Village Voice, Res, Go Mag, Style and The Family Tunes, The Wire, Grooves, Gonzo Circus, Grooves, and Vice.

Set List

about 45-1 hour. I've played much longer- but only if peopel are going insane.