(Thanks toÂ Vladimir BobritskiyÂ for the album art.)
25.Â My Great Ghost – Plain SightÂ / A pulsating,Â haunting, andÂ thoroughlyÂ beautiful journey.
My first encounter with Caught A Ghost was when they impressed me with their live show back in December so after falling hard for slow burn groover “Time Go” and high-speed soul dub “Sleeping At Night”Â I was stoked to catch them at their May residency at The Satellite. Not content to just show up and play the tunes, Jesse Nolan and company turned the residency into a weekly hallows eve style party they dubbed The Hereafter. Already a good sign. So when they took the stage with a DJ, 2Â saxophoneÂ players, and 2 girls inÂ stretchyÂ ghost skins I knew we were in for a treat. Having never heard anything besides the 3 song CAG mixtape, much of the show was new material but that didn’t stop the band from nailing it perfectly and driving it right into my soul. Nolan’s voice is on the money and his band is right with him at every turn. People were even dancing. In LA. On a Monday. Awesome.
Catch them live if you are in the LA area! If you aren’t then get them to your down by supporting their Kickstarter campaign!
5/21/12 – The Satellite, LA, CA
5/28/12 – The Satellite, LA, CA
Caught A Ghost caught me a few weeks back when their live show shook me from the distractions of tricked out Hyundai’s and free drinks, instantly pricking an ear and sparking a flurry of “Who is this playing?” sputtered to various standers-by. With their name noted in my iPhone I instantly looked them up the next day and was pleased to find that their recording are just as polished and fantastic as their stage show. Rock with soul. And horns. They cut the mustard in the slow lane as the gorgeous “Time Go” (above) shows so well. For those who like a little dub in their piano-and-horns-rock will also appreciate their fater higher paced jam Â “Sleeping At Night.” The CAG Mixtape is out now with one more great tracks rounding out the trifecta but with this kind of taste just makes me hungry for more. Hmm, look at this stash I just found at theirÂ management’sÂ Soundcloud.