South Jersey four-piece The Only Ghost in Town have released a video for “Half Speed” off of their brand new False Color Images LP, set for a physical release through Broken World Media. The home video vibes of the clip match the equally grainy, distortion-laden recording of the song, though the sun-soaked visuals of frontman Dan Saraceni horsing around in a backyard also seep through the audio as a bright, repetitive guitar rhythm. Throughout the thrash-worthy track is a playfulness that shows the band’s sense of humor and personality, evoking a Weezer / Sonic Youth hybrid that’s hard not to keep going back to. Check out the video for “Half Speed” below and celebrate the release of False Color Images at Kung Fu Necktie on May 3rd; more information can be found here.The Only Ghost In Town
When The Only Ghost in Town released a new music video for its song “Waterfall” yesterday, frontman Dan Saraceni admitted he ruined a good pair of shoes in the filmmaking process. It’s pretty easy to see why: along a light rail train track that is either the PATCO Line in South Jersey or the Route 100 / 101 line in Delaware County, Saraceni lurches slowly forward in a tight head-and-shoulders shot while all manner of items are thrown at him. A bucket of water, flour, glitter, breakfast cereal. A chair goes flying, but it’s a near miss. It’s a one-joke concept, sure, but sometimes single jokes that work are the best jokes. Watch it below, and get a free download of TOGiT’s current EP All of the Stars Are For You at Bandcamp.
The Only Ghost In Town
I’m noticing a quasi-trend of Philly-area punk rock bass players who are really into dreampop and shoegaze on the side. In today’s Philly Local Phile, we introduce you to The Only Ghost in Town, the place where By Surprise bassist Dan Saraceni goes to indulge his fondness for e-bow and the tremolo bar, for Hum and Ride. “Waterfall” is the opening track on the band’s new All of the Stars are for You; Saraceni and his fellow ghosts rocked out the three-song set just two weekends ago in a Clarksboro recording studio, and it was digitally released a week later – gotta respect that efficiency! I’m liking the whole EP enough that I’ll just post the entire thing for you to listen to below; for more, check out The Only Ghost in Town’s Bandcamp page.