by Mike Breen
Unique local band closes out East Coast tour with homecoming show Sunday
Locals Formerly Ghosts will cap off a string of East
Coast tour dates this Sunday with a show at Northside club Mayday with
Bear (the Ghost) and The Never Setting Suns. The show starts at 6 p.m.
The band, which was formed in 2011 by
Sebastien Hue and Pyn Wayne (and is currently a five-piece), has been touring
to not only promote their forthcoming album, Dead in Ohio, but
also finish it. Hue says the band has been collaborating with artists in
places like Philly and New York City in order to complete the
A good example of the band’s collaborative and creative
openness (and truly unique sound and songwriting, which mixes Orchestral
Pop, Indie Rock, Post Rock and whatever else suits the song) can be
heard in the freshly-released single, “Predisposed.” The
seven-and-a-half minute tune — featuring strings, percussion, piano and
backing vocals provided by local guests — has electronic, Chamber music
and orchestral elements, twinkling Indie Rock guitar flourishes and
low-sung melodies that sound like a mix of Arcade Fire and Bauhaus, all
spliced together and floated over hypnotic, unpredictable structuring.
On their old Facebook page, the band’s bio says the Formerly
Ghosts sound “cannot be contained in dead words and demonstrative
narratives attempting to describe something like a sound, a person, or a
band.” A lot of artists say similar things and are usually full of
shit. Formerly Ghosts are not. (Here is the band's current/active FB page.)
Here is "Predisposed." Click here to hear more from Formerly Ghosts.
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Cincy Reggae/Rock crew The Ohms prep for fest, plus The Sleeping Sea and Bear (The Ghost) host two-fer release show and The Sundresses hit Mt. Adams
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Cincy Reggae/Rock crew The Ohms prep for their 11th annual Ohmstead music festival, plus The Sleeping Sea and Bear (The Ghost) host a two-fer release show and The Sundresses hit Mt. Adams with The All Night Party.