Ghost State – Rare Cases – Audio

The US alt-rock quartet Ghost State surfaced with a couple of tracks in the past few hours.

Ghost State - Rare Cases

Ghost State

Both songs being steeped in funky blues rhythms on – Happy Accidents – inviting the keys to take centre stage giving the song an almost honky-tonk timbre which raises a good mood in the listener.

My preference of the two being Rare Cases, which is more of a crunchy hip dipping guitar led track, in which keys add a smokey atmospheric giving the song a sense of the frisson of a seedy back-street, red-lit heavy-curtain doorway.

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New Year Ninety 2018 – 10 to 2

Heading towards the number one spot on the 2018 New Year Ninety – The chart from 10 to 2.

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10. From Gemini (Canada)

The eponymous EP is available on bandcamp.

9. Na’an Stop (USA)

Na’an Stop – Na’an Stop is available on iTunes.*

8. The Fill Ins (USA)

The Time Is Now is available on bandcamp.

7. Jesse Dean (USA)

Arkansas Amplifier is available on bandcamp.

6. The K’s (England)

5. Ghost State (USA)

4. Simon Dinwiddy (England)

Round the Bend – Single – Simon Dinwiddy is available on iTunes.*

3. | mellowtone | (Switzerland)

Broken Rooms – Mellowtone is available on iTunes.*

2. Bopek (The Philippines)

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Ghost State – Hometown A.D. – Single Review

The US alternative-rock quartet Ghost State release the single Hometown A.D. tomorrow.

Ghost State - Hometown A.D.

Ghost State – Hometown A.D.

With a very different sound to tracks of theirs previously featured Hometown A.D. is an acoustic led southern blues number which they handle with deft ability allowing them to explore an unanticipated soundscape.

The retrospective flavours of keys and melody are sharply riven by an acerbic lyric which pours scorn on the realities of the world today where life is measured merely by its unit value of production giving the track its impact, whilst simultaneously underscoring that the quartet are skilled songwriters with the confidence to ask their audience to join with them on their journey in to different territories.

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Band of the Month – May 2017 – Readers’ Choice

My thanks to you as a reader of the site as you are the one makes this more than monologue. The band of the month for May – Readers’ Choice is…

Ghost State - Band of the month May 2017

Ghost State

… The USA band Ghost State.

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Ghost State – Seven Sins – Single Review

The US alt-rock quartet Ghost State revealed their latest track within the past few minutes.

Ghost State

Ghost State

Seven Sins is set for general release on the 2nd of May and forms part of a collection of new material coming up in short order. The smidgen over two and a half minute track is best played – after you have stood up, cleared space around you and turned up the volume prior to hitting play.

It is not a possibility that the listener will not be delighted to hear a Wurlitzer in overdrive as the analogue rock’n’roll launches across the room to embrace the audience in warm embrace with an entrancing combination of ideas which is all held together by Tyler Jossart on drums who is simultaneously is able to deliver drum-roll snare whilst bashing the bass drum in off beat, giving the resultant output a juxtaposition in which the jiving crowd merely drips perspiration.  There is more than keys and drums to the band and each element does play an integral part, though as longer term readers will be well aware polyrhythmic ska beats to which can I can turn up the volume and stomp in daylglo blue brothel creepers is likely to be my main consideration.

Ghost State do have a set of contrasting ideas coming up in due course and it will be interesting to discover in which direction they decide to travel, though personally, I wouldn’t mind more in the vein of Seven Sins. However, what do I know about much at all, other having a good time?


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