N. LANNON (of Film School)
Lannon has released three solo albums: “Chemical Friends” (2004), “Pressure” (2007) and “Falling Inside” (2015). They can be purchased from the Portland-based label Badman Recording Company, or on Amazon, or iTunes. He played guitar in the band Film School for much of the 00’s and still does some recording with the band. He also releases music as Sacred Caves.
FOREST BEES is what happens when you take the daughter of Indian immigrants; feed her on a steady diet of Bollywood, Suicide and shoegaze; strand her as one of the few women of color in a sea of white indie boys playing guitar; drop her into the warm lap of motherhood; write her off as ‘boring and domestic’; fire her up to reform her band which only inspired her to start something new. And that leads us to these songs about identity + fluidity + the mindfuck of realizing that who you are is not always who you are allowed to be. Songs about growing up never seeing anyone who looks like you on tv or in magazines – thank you Mindy and Aziz, but you were a little late for me (Off Color); the loneliness of marriage (Independence Day); post-partum depression (Hollow Bones); inarticulate longing (Golden Dream); and the ultimate revenge fantasy of being about to turn your back and walk away from it all (Dust). For those of us who care desperately about music and don’t mind the wisdom of 20-somethings, but know life only gets more interesting as we go along.
Autodidactic afrofuturist womanist viola trilliance straight outta oakland via the beautiful, deep black south featuring sound recordings captured in this realm and beyond.