Weird times out there, eh? We hope you and your loved ones are all safe and secure and actively listening to the advice of your public health officials…it’s the only way that we can all get through this thing…and we are all in this thing together, whether we like it or not.
In the meantime, we have some new music for you to listen to and hopefully provide you with a small distraction. It’s a set of songs that we’ve been working on for the past year and which we were set to launch when our worlds turned upside down. The plan was to release a very limited edition, audiophile double-album made up of a re-mastered, re-cut version of All That Reckoning along with a second disc that contains the new music, Ghosts. We have the test pressings and they sound beautiful. But, as you all know, logistics are difficult right now, so we are delaying the release of the vinyl (there will be no CD) until the world returns to something resembling normal.
In the meantime we have decided to release the new music on streaming sites everywhere. It’s an intense set of songs, but that’s probably not a surprise to you….read on if you are interested in the genesis of Ghosts.
In July of 2018 we released our album All That Reckoning. Two months later our mother died and we realized that there was more reckoning still to come. Ghosts is the result of that realization; a suite of songs revolving around grief, pain, fear, anxiety, beauty; a set of songs examining the complexity of emotions that subsume us after losing a parent. We were writing and creating these songs while we were touring ATR and as they took shape it became clear to us that they belonged as part of, or at least as an addendum to, the songs that make up All That Reckoning. They deal with the ultimate reckoning, the reckoning that comes with the death of a loved one and the reassessing that one goes through as one tries to process such a loss.
The concept behind this project was to present it as a two disc vinyl-album set. All That Reckoning and Ghosts work best as two bodies of work, reflecting off of each other, but you know what they say about the best laid plans of men….so in the meantime enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. You can stream Ghosts here (there are more streaming sites being added daily):