The Sounds of Ghosts’ New Single “Train to Nowhere” is a Fiddle-Romping Hoot

Americana roots band The Sound of Ghosts released a new single titled “Train To Nowhere” that exemplifies the bands signature style of fiddle-fueled melodies, soaring harmonies and story-telling lyricism from their upcoming release “Delivery and Departure.” Check out the song below:

The Sound of Ghosts are an Americana roots musical collective hailing from Los Angeles, California. The five-piece collective of musicians have crafted a musical experience with unique arrangements and vast variety of influences. A culmination of traditional front porch Americana, folk-laden melodies and vintage rock ’n’ roll, The Sound of Ghosts have succeeded in bringing their own edge to this timeless genre of music. Comprised of James Orbison (vocals, bass), Anna Orbison (vocals, ukulele), Ernesto Rivas (lead guitar), Phoebe Silva (fiddle) and Jon Sarna (drums), they have united to push the boundaries of typical Americana and created an evolving sound demonstrating the diversity of each of their own different musical backgrounds. Included in this are elements of classic rock, musical theatre, country and everything in between.

The Sound of Ghosts formed in memory of the band’s friend Dave Lamb, who passed away too soon from Leukaemia. Lamb headed an acclaimed band Brown Bird with his wife that was named NPR’s folk group of the year. James Orbison was touched and inspired by the impact Lamb had made on not only him, but the community around him. James Orbison fell back into music as a mechanism to cope with his grief, where he consequently rediscovered his passion for writing and playing again. They decided to name their band The Sound of Ghosts, which was the title of Brown Bird’s first album, as a way to honor Lamb and to be constant reminder of his love for music.

The new music is set to be an immersive listening experience and is filled with diverse soundscapes and a multitude of sonic textures. Lead single “Train to Nowhere” is an upbeat folky song with driving guitars and catchy hooks that showcase the band’s signature sound. Accompanied by a powerful trumpet solo, it is assured to get listeners up and dancing. The narrative was built around the ideology of escapism and the importance of adventure. The song symbolizes the journey of self-discovery and introspection.

The Sound of Ghosts have opened for artists such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Sisterhood and Oingo Boingo. Their music has also been featured in national commercials for major brands such as Yahoo! and Kia. The Sound of Ghosts also won ‘best live performance’ at The Roswell Film Festival. With their growing California following and authentic sound, The Sound of Ghosts are ready for their next musical endeavor with the release of “Delivery and Departure” due fall 2017.

To stay up to date with the Sounds of Ghosts, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and their official site.

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Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor – New Video Release

Detroit Psych-rock trio Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor released a new trippy and artistic video for their single “See you in the Mourning” from their upcoming album “Lavender Blood” coming out on October 27. Check out the sublime video here:

The single is the second track from the group’s upcoming album “Lavender Blood,” and it’s about the last conversation had with a friend before their passing. The song features a classic guitar within a textured and layered rhythm section that is perfect for hypnotic swaying to in the spacey night.

The band’s fourth album feeds on the blend of blissfulness and terror, a departure from their previous release “Desert Brain.” The new album was recorded in a remote lodge nestled in the woods of northern Michigan, taking advantage of the building’s large cathedral ceiling and open floor plan to a unique experience that fans will surely enjoy.

The band have shared the stage with the likes of The Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Nick Turner’s Hawkwind and played festivals such as Mid-Point, Montreal Distortion Psych Fest, SXSW, and CBGB Music & Film Festival.

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Album cover for “Lavender Blood” by Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor

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The Karpinka Brothers – New Single Release

Canadian folk-rock duo The Karpinka Brothers have released a new single titled “You Make It Look Easy” for their upcoming album “Talk is Cheap.” Check out the song here:

The inspiration for the track came from Shawn Karpinka’s wife during a time of self-introspection, and “wondering about his place in the world.” The album finds the balance of sincerity and positivity for the Saskatoon brothers, who have a reputation of balancing as professional musicians and community volunteers. The brothers worked with Grammy nominee Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen, Vic Chestnutt) who recorded and produced the album at his legendary Hotel2Tango in Montréal.

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Photo via The Karpinka Brothers

The album is a mix of folk and 60s pop songs with contributing musicians from Mathieu Charbonneau (Timber Timbre) on piano and keys, Jamie Thompson (Unicorns/Islands) on drums and percussion, Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) on violin, Joel Kerr (Sara Slean) on bass, and backing vocals by Krista Muir.

The Karpinka brothers will be taking their nostalgic and pastiche songwriting on the road for a North American tour in support of “Talk is Cheap.” Check out this duo, who have in the past shared the stage with artists like John K. Samson and Gordon Lightfoot.

Stay up to date with The Karpinka Brothers at Facebook, Twitter, and their official site.

Great Shapes – New Single Release

Great Shapes’ new single “Losing My Mind” was released to show off the groovy, upbeat rock that is their sophomore album “Somewhere in Between,” released in June. Check out the track here:

The El Paso-native alternative-pop group Great Shapes’ new seven-track album is full of luscious fresh melodies made for the mainstream to kick back and enjoy. The single “Losing My Mind” is energizing track that shows off Neil Henry’s soothing vocals and funky guitar licks that he wrote shortly after completing the first album. The group returned home from touring and needed to release all the leftover energy they had, so in writing the song, they injected personal, emotional aspects of their lives and managed to pump out this edgy party starter. The song was an instant hit when the band first played it live and has already become a fan favorite.

The rest of the album also follows in the footsteps of “Losing My Mind” with body-moving drum rhythms and foot-tapping basslines. The album was influenced by post-punk and indie-pop and takes on the themes of love, disenchantment, and the effect that time has on everything.

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Image via Great Shapes

To stay up to date with all things Great Shapes, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud.

Bradley Wik – New Single Release

Bradley Wik and the Charlatans have released their new single “Some Girls (Still Love Rock N Roll)” off his upcoming album titled “In My Youth, I’m Getting Old…” scheduled to release on Sept. 15. For a classic rocker, check the track out here:

The sound of the song has rightfully drawn comparisons to Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and the Replacements. It harkens back to the time when bands got together in one room to record the familiar sounds of guitars, bass, drums and keys straight from live to tape for a real performance and connection to classic rock n roll.

The album’s namesake is about Wik’s battle with drugs and alcohol, failed relationships and personal struggles and acts as a product of coming to terms with his chosen lifestyle. The songs are also meant to have people relate to them, whether by helping remember their hometown, friends, lost loves, hopes or regrets. Wik’s songs are snapshots in life, from nights filled with dancing, drinking and laughter to dark nights of defeat.

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Image via Bradley Wik

Wik’s approach to his sound is to break away from modern conventions and to return to his rock n roll roots and all the rawness and organic power it has.

“It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it does have to be worth it,” Wik said. “What makes music great? The stories. And the moment where someone listening says, ‘that’s me.’”

To stay up to date with Wik, be sure to follow him on Soundcloud and his official website.