Guest Blog: Bear In Heaven introducing… Warm Ghost
Welcome to “Introducing…”: a brand new, regular segment, where established indie artists offer tips on their favourite up-and-coming bands. This week, Bear In Heaven‘s Adam Wills guest-blogs about his Brooklyn buds, Warm Ghost.
Cold Wave synths. David Sylvian-esque vocals. 10 second delay. This is Warm Ghost. Made up of our long time friends Paul Duncan and Oliver Chapoy. They just released a pretty much perfect EP, ‘Claws Overheard’ on our favorite micro-label out of Atlanta called Geographic North, and we’ve already played it out.
Paul has been putting out solo records for the last 10 years, and we all agree, this is his best effort yet. Most of us have played either on Paul’s records or in his live band over the years, and I gotta say, I wish I was in this one too.
These songs just blend just about everything I like about music. Low frequencies, smart chord changes, minor scale drones, heartfelt lyrics, and infectious hooks. There’s certainly been a surge of synth-driven pop bubbling to the surface over the last year (um, dunno if you’ve noticed from our record, we love synths) but I think it’s Paul’s vocals that truly separates them from their peers… Paul’s vocal range is wide and able, and adding this super romantic warmth to a colder musical palette.
Warm Ghost has played a handful of shows here in NYC over the last couple of months, and all signs point to big things for these guys. Dig it.