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Forebear: People’s Champ

Forbear flawlessly weaves together cinematic indie rock with a truly unique voice and spectacular harmonies taking listeners on a surreal experience. Capturing the struggle between our interpersonal crises and living in the age of constant awareness of global tensions glooming overheard, Forebear puts into words the feelings that are always so difficult to express ourselves. Composed of some of LA’s most prolific musicians, the band met in early 2014 in the Los Angeles professional music scene. Scott Goldbaum (formerly of Wise Cub) leads the band with beautiful vocals and melodic guitar, while classically trained Molly Rogers viola adds a layer that is truly captivating. Mike Mussleman (drums) and Nick Chadian (bass) round out the four piece with one of the most impressive, and methodical rhythm sections in indie rock today. Individually band members have worked with artists/bands including Feist, Bastille, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Kimbra among others.

Forebear: People's Champ

After only a few months, Forebear quickly caught the attention of famed producer/ engineer Scott Gordon (Alanis Morissette, Ringo Starr) who produced their latest EP entitled Cody. The four-track release begins with the melodic single “Peoples Champ” a poignant and dazed track narrating the story of lost love. The second song “Eon” takes listeners on a frantic, restless, yet beautiful journey with operatic vocals and brooding viola. “Gnosis” is a delicate, thoughtfully crafted sequence of melancholy vocals and dreamlike instrumentals. The EP concludes with “Home Tomb” a story told by harmonies expressing a lover’s sense of urgency. “The record talks a lot about bonds between people. If the record is encouraging people to aspire to anything I would say it’s all about finding peace over the course of suffering, being proud of every step taken, reconciling with the fact you don’t have control over everything, calling those things about by name and , marinating in them, learning from them, and valuing the catharsis that comes from sharing those experiences for what they were, both dreadful and wonderful.” Scott Goldbaum.

Forebear: People’s Champ

Originally known as Wise Cub, which formed in 2011. Scott Goldbaum (lead vocals, guitar), Molly Rogers (viola, keys, vocals), Mike Musselman (drums), and Nick Chamian (bass) seamlessly went through their evolution to Forebear a year ago. Taking cues from cinematic and classical influences, Forebear creates and molds a surreal listening experience with solos that are sometimes brooding, sparse statements; and other times lyrical, fleeting phrases.

Forebear: People's Champ

Forebear: People’s Champ Lyrics:
I’ll miss you when you go
Wanted to be there
Offer my goodbyes
Let you know I care

I’ll befriend your ghost
She’s easier to see
Introverted flames
A mystical reprieve
Winter into Spring

Is my imagination a fire
That warms or destroys
In your evaluation
Make sure to note
I’ll miss you when you go

Symptomatic needs
Where is there a home
That nurtures disbelief
Winter into Spring

Is my imagination a fire
That warms or destroys
In your evaluation
Make sure to note
I’ll miss you when you go

I’ll miss you when you go
I’ll

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