KILLER No Wave Echo & The Bunnymen mix! A huge step into... something! For our frinds from Lafayette. Primed for the big time!
"TV Ghostâ€™s third full-length for In The Red, Disconnect is a journey to the center of dreams. The Lafayette, Indiana, band displays a newfound maturity, incorporating churning rhythms and psychedelic drone into a lush torrent of gaseous keys, sprawling guitars and eerie melody. Think Porcupine-era Echo and the Bunnymen and Tago Mago-era Can run through a Cure Pornography blender.
â€œTV Ghostâ€™s 2009 debut LP, Cold Fish, is a maelstromâ€”10 hectic songs ripped out in 25 minutes. Stuffed to the seams with wiry guitars, trembling keyboards, crashing beats, and Tim Gickâ€™s mad-man warble, it has the creepy tension of a post-punk haunted house where the Cramps, the Scientists, or Pere Ubu might leap out from the shadows at any moment. The band deftly balances precision and abandonâ€”every moment sounds lunatic and unhinged, yet no track collapses into complete anarchy.
â€œThat abandon has subsided a bit on Mass Dream, which doubles the length of its predecessor despite having only one more track. Thatâ€™s by designâ€”Gick says that his intent was to â€œspace things out more, let the songs breathe.â€ And while I miss Cold Fishâ€™s farther-flung moments, the band has countered that loss with songs that are deeper and more open. Now, along with all the post-punk echoes rattling around, unexpected reference points pop up. At times I hear the enervated drama of Echo & the Bunnymenâ€™s Ian McCulloch, or the stridency of Ian Svenonius during his Nation of Ulysses days. And TV Ghost prove as adept at stark dread as they are at fevered bedlam....â€
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 23 October, 2013.