Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, The Stooges, The White Stripes and, er, Eminem. Some truly great bands and artists have emerged from Michigan over the years, and Ghost Heart are just one of the latest.
What’s most unbelievable about this four-piece is how they’ve managed to stay relatively unknown, especially since the music they make sounds like a cross between Local Natives and The Decemberists. If that’s not enough to convince you, apparently they hand out little stuffed ghosts with copies of their new album, The Tunnel, at gigs. Totally cool, so get it just for that.
There’s some real force behind these guys, from the pounding, tribal ‘No Canticle’ to the heartbreakingly strained voice on ‘Wilderness’, and when frontman Timothy Broderick’s falsetto sings “meet me in the shadows”, the refrain of the brilliant ‘Little Vampires’, a little bit of your heart will actually melt. Trust. The saddest thing about this record though is that it risks not getting the reception it deserves, so don’t let that happen. Check out ‘Wilderness’ below:
From Joe Abbitt.