I can’t review things. At least I can’t in a traditional way. Especially music. The words and descriptions needed for a good album review is something I never have been able to figure out.
I mean, hell, look at a recent review of Power Trip’s “Opening Fire” by Any O’Connor in Pitchfork:
On “Divine Apprehension,” sprightly, major-key thrash tics ride above the maelstrom. …
…They’re more blatant about their influences here, and these tracks thrive on the youthful charm of aping what you love.
Above the MAELSTROM? Aping what you love? What the hell is a maelstrom because it feels like I would be aping if I ever was in one.
Yeah, I can’t write this kind of stuff. This is why I stay away from review things too much, especially music.
A music genre is born
The Eighteen Hundreds proclaim to be a Ghost Surf band. This is cool because I don’t believe Ghost Surf is a known genre of music and this may be the beginning of how we describe a particular sound.
A sound that does seem to run through a lot of Fresno and South Valley bands. Partly because of shared band members and partly because of local bands influencing one another.
However the Ghost Surf sound is happening, I love it and hope it becomes a thing. Lets begin listening so we can calibrate our ear for Ghost Surf.
The track “Colleen” is about a ghost that haunts the basement of a Tower District house and has a new video to go along with it:
The whole album is up on the band’s Bandcamp page, which you can listen to here and download, if you so desire:
Before you go, listen to the band’s previous effort, “Sun Cults”:
For you record nerds, the band plans to press some vinyl for “Moon Cults” and their previous effort, “Sun Cults”, by the Summer.