In this age of information overload, it is rare to see something new, to feel like you’re among the first to appreciate “the next big thing.” Indeed, even if you’re a serious music snob, by the time you’ve heard of something its probably been leaked, listened to, blogged about, analyzed, dismissed, defended, and remixed by every corner of the Internet. Dirty Ghosts are no different. Over the past few months, their excellent debut album, Metal Moon, has been a hot topic of discussion and frequent praise among the Internet cognoscenti, their latest video debuted at Consequence of Sound, and they were coming to DC (nearly) fresh off of a six(!) show run at SXSW . So yeah, they weren’t exactly “under the radar”…or so I thought.
When someone says the words "dance pop" to me I tend to cringe a little. It's not that I don't find much of it enjoyable, and it's not that it's a style of music without its merits. It's just that, for the most part, there's very little meat on dem booty shaking bones. What's left is a highly enjoyable, but highly disposable, sugary snack that, despite what Twinkie's would lead you to believe, have a very short shelf life.
Like I said...for the most part
On their debut album, Metal Moon, San Francisco's Dirty Ghosts have made a hearty stew of dance, rock (with a capital "R") and revisionist pop that manages to not only satisfy, but sticks with you long after your earholes have stopped ringing.
Metal Moon will be released into the world via Last Gang Records on February 27th (Long time...I KNOW!) but we've got "Shout It In", the first single from the band for you to stream/download right now.