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Ghost King: Bones (Fleeting Youth Records, 2016)

De alguna manera el sonido rudo de Ghost King me recuerda al de esas bandas de finales de los sesenta-primeros de los setenta en los que el Rock más primario predominaba en su sonido.
Los norteamericanos lo agilizan empleando tintes Grunge y algo de Psicodelia (Bones Pt.2 es auténticamente impagable) dando forma a un álbum que está recién publicado por uno de esos sellos inquietos que cada cierto tiempo nos alegra nuestra bandeja de entrada.

Ghost King is a Bronx-based foursome that have been banging out rock and roll in the basement since they were eight years old. The band was formed after Carter McNeil (vocals/guitar) finished touring/playing drums with Spires. Inspired by his experiences on the road, McNeil decided to form his own band and reconnected with long time childhood friends Tom D’Augustino (drums), Lee Hayden (bass), and Andrew Wolfson (guitar/synth; post-album) to help shape his vision.
Their debut album, BONES, was recorded live in 3 days and finds McNeil and company blending Spires-esque pop psychedelia with gravelly grunge vocals and garage rock swells. The first taste from the record, “When The Sky Turns Blue”, touches on the latter as rumbling bass lines grind against wandering guitar licks and McNeil’s infectious throaty wails. The mix of moods reflects McNeil’s musings on loneliness, alienation, and existing in a dark place where beauty and sunlight is more nightmarish than comforting” (Press)

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30 marzo, 2016 - Posted by | Ghost King

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