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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Plus, Formerly Ghosts debuts new single and MidPoint Music Fest updates
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Cincinnati Noise Pop trio Vacation, which has been been making waves nationally with its recent Candy Waves release, finally make it back home for a local release party this week. Plus, Formerly Ghosts releases a new single/preview of their forthcoming album and MidPoint Music Fest announces single-show tickets and the "Box Truck Carnival" call for entries.
by Mike Breen
Mayday's monthly new local music showcase kicks off with Formerly Ghosts
Head to Northside's Mayday tonight to check out the first installment of a new monthly music series showcasing brand new bands from the Greater Cincinnati area. The "Unsung" night will go down the first Wednesday of each month. For tonight's first Unsung, the featured act is Formerly Ghosts. The trio — Sebastien Hue, Pyn Wayne and Jimmy Shivers — says, "Sonic Youth, Gary Busey and John Wayne-Gacy did not have a three-headed love child, but if they did, it would be Formerly Ghosts," which should be more than enough to get you to Mayday around 9 p.m. for the band's free performance. If that's NOT enough, check out (and download for free) some demo tracks from band here. And become Formerly Ghosts' friends on Facebook (and read more info on the threesome) here.