Forest Swords Details Debut LP for Tri Angle, Shares New Track
- Words: Leo Maymind
UK native Matthew Barnes (a.k.a. Forest Swords) teased us with a new gothic-leaning track back in June, and has now shared details of his debut LP along with a stream of another fresh tune. Set to be released on August 26 via Tri Angle, Engravings (artwork above) finds Forest Swords returning to his murky, slo-mo compositions after dealing with a period of debilitating hearing problems following the release of his acclaimed Dagger Paths EP. Barnes has refocused his efforts for his return, taking influence from the natural beaches, bark, and soil found around his home peninsula of the Wirral. The 10-track Engravings is said to have been mixed entirely outdoors on a laptop, and sees Forest Swords continuing to narrow in on his idiosyncratic version of dubby, freeform, electro-acoustic jams. Album track "The Weight of Gold," can be found below, along with the tracklist for Forest Swords' upcoming LP and his upcoming tour dates.
02. Thor's Stone
03. Irby Tremor
05. The Weight Of Gold
06. Anneka's Battle
07. An Hour
09. The Plumes
10. Friend, You Will Never Learn
09.27 - Le Trabendo - Paris, FR
09.28 - Unsound London - London, UK
10.17 - Unsound Festival - Krakow, PL
10.26 - ATP Release The Bats - Melbourne, AU
11.16 - Semibreve Festival - Braga, PT
11.22 - All Tomorrow's Parties - Camber Sands, UK
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