Former Ape House frontman and current Lejeune multi-instrumentalist J. Forte goes lo-fi for his solo debut Secret Pop. Written, performed and recorded at home by Forte over the last few years with the skillful drumming assistance of GP Shook, Secret Pop presents a slightly darker, though no less melodic flavor of the indie power-pop fans have come to love from Ape House. Forte wastes no time, delivering twelve cuts in just over thirty minutes, making Secret Pop the ideal record for the pop enthusiast with a short attention span. Alternately optimistic and pessimistic, Forte's tunes about the drudgery of working life, romantic strife, rock and roll and alcohol make an equally appropriate soundtrack to a quiet evening at home or a hazy nite out on the town. From the Byrdsian pop-rush of 'Purple Clouds, Dark Skies,' the Rick Springfield-on-speed power-pop of 'Strum & Sustain,' to the dynamic rock stylings of 'Lines to Follow,' Secret Pop delivers the pop goods. Fans of double-tracked vocals, loud fuzzy pop guitars, cool keyboards, and infectious drumming look no further, Secret Pop is here.
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