2011 is going to be big for The Forms. Over the course of the past 8 years, the band has been the opposite of prolific. They have released two great records (Icarus and The Forms), gone through a bunch of member changes (from a three-piece to a four-piece and now down to the core duo of Alex Tween and Matt Walsh), and played shows sparsely. Saturday night at The Rock Shop, the band celebrated the release of their newest EP Derealization, a re-working of songs from their past with star-studded liner notes and an updated flare. This year, people need to take notice of this band.
Along with The Forms, Monogold preformed and BRAHMS provided a DJ set of amazing ’90s hits. (It had been a minute since I heard Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s “None of Your Business.”) This lineup – along with the appearances on Derealization by members of Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent, etc. – solidified the fact that these dudes have some seriously rad friends.