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Track Spotlight: Fornis – ‘Showin’ You How’

FEBRUARY 25, 2021

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Sacramento power-pop trio Fornis released their latest single, “Showin’ You How” on Valentine’s Day, but there’s no reason why love can’t still be in the air for this track!

Ask someone to describe Fornis, and you’ll get a whole heap of answers including punk, rock n roll, power pop, and garage rock, but the band themselves have coined the phrase ‘power punk’ to explain their genre-bending tunes.

“Showin’ You How” sees the band wear their 50’s rock n roll/bebop influences on their sleeves, following on from “Don’t Meanmug Me”, released late 2020.

-NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

Employing punk elements with sound effects, lo-fi and guitar rock, soccer-rally like choruses and plenty of grit, Sacramento band Fornis can stir up a crowd with their balls-to-the-wall style.

-IndieRockCafe

Fornis – “He Gave You Good Advice”

Employing punk elements with sound effects, lo-fi and guitar rock, soccer-rally like choruses and plenty of grit, Sacramento band Fornis can stir up a crowd with their balls-to-the-wall style.

In September the band dropped their new album, Endless Night, featuring the standout track, “He Gave You Good Advice.”

“Our style of music is commonly described by punks as rock and roll, and by metalheads as punk, as it is common for the band to play shows with various genres of bands,” says frontman and guitarist Todd Pittman.
“My personal musical influences are old school punk rock, doo-wop and old rock and roll.”

The band has recently opened for popular indie groups like Shonen Knife and thrash metal legends Trauma.

The bottom end and keyboard accentuation of Fornis is provided by keyboardist Keydragon and drummer Trapper Herzog, both vets of the Northern California music scene.

The band says about the album: it “starts with upbeat and jovial pop punk in Bobby Popadopolous then meandering through to darker songs.”     - IndieRockCafe

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The band, Fornis, jokingly calls its music “bolster rock.” “It’s rock that’s bolstered up a little bit with the addition of a synthesizer and heavy guitars,” said Todd Pittman of the band Fornis. “And we use the synthesizer in a unique way, in a rhythmic capacity.” They actually call it the growler. “So when you hear the growler, that’s what makes it bolster,” said  Pittman. When you hear the word bolster, or growler, you may think this band is hardcore loud. “I think there is louder out there,” but, no, it’s not soft rock.” The front man said the commonality for everybody, young and old, (this is an age-21-and-older only venue) is that everybody seems to have fun. “Our music resonates with 70 year olds because of the old rock ‘n’ roll elements infused in it. “If you can’t twist to it, I’m doing something wrong.”... http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/5/13/16/fornis-cd-release-show-saturday