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It’s beyond difficult to nail down a genre or specific sound when listening to any song from the Bay Area’s own Forrest Day. His infectious choruses and jazz-funk stylings require more than a once over the 14-track debut program. This album still might be the record to introduce the man himself to those hungry for something weird and different, who Forrest Day might identify as the next target now that he is on his way to becoming a household name with the quick-wit-savvy set. This is the sound of experimental indie rap universalizing its relevance while compromising none of its tenets. As a result, he’s able to speak on a broader range of topics, from his social commentary about corporate greed (Hoarders) to our over-medicated society (Meds). Day draws from a decidedly unflashy selection of melodic elements — drums, guitar and piano mostly — but with them he matches the diversity of moods evoked by his band as very few can. With this debut, Forrest Day succeeds in concocting songs that are meticulously crafted enough for the heads but emotionally honest enough for those done with the over-saturated genres that just won’t die.

You can purchase his new album here.

Catch Forrest Day in Concord, CA on November 23rd at the Time Out Bar and Patio.

This (late) version of the world famous Kuestionnaire returns with Forrest Day himself as he recalls an embarrassing moment that we at Kata Rokkar remember vividly.


1. Could you state your name and what you do?
I’m Forrest Day, writer, singer, saxophonist and pianist.

2. How would you describe your sound?
A collection of many genres create a unique rock band.

3. What is your favorite local band?
the dodos

4. Any concerts that blew your mind recently?
Spencey Dude and the Doodles

5. Any non-musical influences you would like to mention?
Drugs and alcohol, haha

6. If your music was to be the theme of a film/TV show, what would it be?
Twin Peaks for sure!

7. What musician/artist would you like to collaborate with for a day?

8. What is the album you listen to on a cold rainy day?
Either a Sinatra or Stan Getz/Gilberto

9. List four songs you would listen to on a roadtrip?
Something from Chromeo, a little Prince, some Rick Ross, Rolling Stones

10. Where do you see yourself in 7 years?
I see myself having a nice career, hopefully very happy. I’m an optimistic person

11. What is the last book you read?
The Malcom X autobiography. Amazing book

12. Is image a factor in music or is it a waste of time?
It’s of course a factor in Pop music. But thats not what I do. I’ll just let the music do the talking. I think shows have become too visual oriented. I think we should close our eyes more.

13. Any embarrassing moments on stage you would like to share?
Well, I passed out in the middle of our set at All Shook Down in San Francisco. It made papers, that was a little embarrassing, not really though. I’m hard to embarrass.

14. Any favorite tour locations?
We all love playing Boise, Monterey, L.A. San Luis Obispo.

15. Lastly, what is your present state of mind?
I’m excited about all the opportunities that are opening up for us, and really anxious to hit the road hard. And VERY VERY pumped to record the next record this winter.




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Forrest Day – Assholes from Forrest Day (2011)

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The Dodos – Black Night from No Color (2011)