Friday, October 02, 2009

Listen : Former Ghosts - 'Mother'


Former Ghosts, consisting of Freddy Ruppert of This Song Is A Mess But So Am I, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu and Nika Roza of Zola Jesus, isn't another one of those super-group, over-inflated ego projects you might see pop up every couple of years and then fade into obscurity. Their music has actual substance and their debut record Fleurs (out Oct. 20) is a beautiful piece of work that complements each artist's individual talents. The song "Mother" is just one exemplification of that idea. It is a deeply personal and moving song that may be too much to deal with if it were presented in a different light, but the underlying positivity in the song leaves you feeling great.

Former Ghosts (minus Nika Roza) will be in Austin at Mohawk on Monday, Oct. 5 and they should have the record with them by then, so pick up a copy at the show.

mp3: Former Ghosts - "Mother"

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