With some assistance from Jamie Stewart, main body of Xiu Xiu and Nika Roza, main body of Zola Jesus, Former Ghosts is the songwriting project of Freddy Ruppert of This Song is a Mess But So Am I, who has a giant "MOM" tattoo on his arm and looks like a stylish sailor. Maybe it's because we're coming out of Fashion Week, but Former Ghosts has the distinct sound of bummer goth feelings that would have been perfect to soundtrack something black and shredded down the runway. Perhaps something with little bits of mirror shard. Philip Lim, Rodarte, are you listening? If Cold Cave seems too happy for you, but Death in June too sad, take a listen.
September 18, 2009