Monthly Archives: December 2008

That Ghost

“Green, green grass and high white fences.”

I’ve been pretty disillusioned with the lo-fi folkies as of late. Ever since Sam Beam and William Fitzsimmons had their relatively high-profile runs in the past couple of years (the following statement is not intended to directly denigrate either songwriter, for they are indeed both phenomenally talented), I’ve simply become a bit bored. With a bit of resolve, I’ve decided to jump back on the wagon. It’s new a day, I guess – California one-man band That Ghost has been able to hold my attention more than most, if not all, of his lo-fi counterparts. Although I myself know precious little about “Ryan” and his undertakings, he’s acquired a significant amount of press from some mainstay indie publications. His new disc, Young Fridays, is available now. Availability is limited, so your best bet to pick up a physical copy is from his site directly.

That Ghost – Open Windows
That Ghost – A Song About A Bird I Know

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Now and Forever

“The king and the thief might see that they look the same to me.”
I had almost lost faith in my local scene these past months. Its certainly not for a lack of talent in the Twin Cities, however. Probably my own fault – I’ve been tremendously busy and have heretofore been disconnected to anything happening locally. I even live right behind one of the best venues in town and have yet to make to a show this semester. Now and Forever came at a good time…a great time, in fact. The band’s new EP, “Of Wounds and Blessings…”, is monumentally impressive. Ages aside, they might be one of the best bands in the area. I’m certainly open to taking arguments in opposition to the aforesaid statement, but I still think Now and Forever would put up a good fight.

Now and Forever – The King and the Thief
Now and Forever – Lions

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