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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

“Is There A Ghost” Debuts On MySpace

posted by on August 28 at 15:06 PM

As if to answer Zwickel’s plea, Band Of Horses rolls up today with a MySpace-exclusive preview of the opening track to their forthcoming sophomore disc, Cease To Begin. Even better, the boys failed to uncheck the MySpace player’s “download” option, meaning you can stick “Is There A Ghost” into your MP3 player of choice. This is high-octane quiet-loud material that won’t shock fans of “The Great Salt Lake,” though is it just me, or is lead singer Ben Bridwell trying his damnedest to sound a bit more nasal and avoid the old-hat MMJ comparisons?

Also worth a note: To make it wholly clear that the guys ain’t from here no more, they’ve gone and changed the MySpace profile page’s city to Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (though the album art’s semi-similarity to the SC flag might’ve also been a clue). Gah, why not just change “in a relationship” to “single” while you’re at it? F’in heartbreakers.

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Not too into this, goes nowhere.

Posted by asdlk | August 28, 2007 4:04 PM

What do you mean? It goes along all nice and pretty, and then POW! they play the same riff, but all rockin' out with loud guitars! Totally unexpected.

Posted by Levislade | August 28, 2007 4:20 PM

sounds like its going to be even worse then the last album.

Posted by Brandon Dismuke | August 28, 2007 4:31 PM

eww kexp just played the shitty quality mp3 on th radio.

Posted by billy | August 28, 2007 5:35 PM

The album cover would look good airbrushed on the side of a 1970's stabbin' cabin.

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | August 29, 2007 8:06 AM

More of the same. Less of the same, actually. I didn't see that coming.

Posted by A-Train | August 29, 2007 10:20 AM

"high-octane" - yes, and I like the quiet-to-loud thing they always do, and the song is pleasing, but it has no staying power, it's a two-dimensional song. Might work well in the context of the rest of the album, but i'm suprised it's the song they're choosing to release as the first single.

Posted by E | August 29, 2007 10:39 AM

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