On its MySpace page, Tape Deck Mountain has a brief descriptor of its sound: "mid-fi." We're not going to make a whole thing out of that, but it's fitting. At a time when many of our favorite bands create distance with a blanket of fuzz and seem to be perpetually over pretty much everything, TDM are solemn and straightforward. "Ghost Colony" is the first single from their upcoming album, to be released on Lefse Records in November—it's maybe about death or sickness, but it's hard to really tell. Lyrically sparse, the song's axis rests on some epic guitar solos. It's a song that hits with all the bombast of fireworks. There are some iffy moments—the fuzzed out screaming that shows up at the tail-end—but that kinda comes with the territory when you're specialty is we're-on-top-of-a-mountain-and-who-cares-if-someone-thinks-its-too-corny-style rock.
Download: Tape Deck Mountain, "Ghost Colony"