Loud Forest – ‘Family Tree’

Southern California indie duo, Loud Forest have released its fourth LP, Family Tree

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L.A.-based Loud Forest return to its roots and create a DIY production that recalls the emotions of a chaotic childhood filled with violence, control, addiction, and love.

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Loud Forest (Bernard and Rachel Chadwick) have released its fourth LP, Family Tree. And yes, they are married. The couple has been releasing music together since 2017. The band’s latest project, Family Tree was recorded during the lockdown and sees the band return to its DIY production approach used on its first album.

Family Tree is a twelve-track LP packed with alternative, Americana, and post-punk tracks that defies any particular genre. That’s likely due to the themes of violence, control, addiction, and love taking center stage rather than the music itself. It’s as if each song adopts a musical styling based on the ideas and core concepts that Bernard and Rachel wanted to communicate. Not the other way around.

“With this album, we tried to write songs that were really honest and personal, and record them in a way that felt immediate.” says Bernard. “They reveal things that are a little bit uncomfortable, we still are not sure if we should even put them out, they’ve already caused a bit of a mess. But maybe we can fool some people into just dancing along and not listen to the heartbreaking lyrics.”

One thing is certain — Loud Forest creates deeply personal indie-pop tracks that are unique and intimate. Whether it’s the 80s infused opener, ‘I Don’t Want To Go Home,’ or the eye-opening track ‘Rage,’ Loud Forest remains a long-term industry stalwart that creates fiery, charged-up music deserving to be heard.

Standout Songs: I Don’t Want To Go Home, Darkness, Easy To Love, Rage, Little Bird


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