Wait, THESE guys have the biggest indie single out of L.A. right now? Where’s the facial hair and knit caps and vintage clothes? It’s like a revolution. And the best part is, ALL of their songs are amazing. Think MGMT with a little less psych and a little more dreamy pop.
“Pumped Up Kicks” is like a poppy version of “Home” a-la-Edward-Sharpe, but “Helena Beat” is a definite indie dance hit in the making.
I missed their entire January residency at The Echo, but they’ll be back for Coachella after a mini Aussie tour. Let’s hope we don’t have to risk heat stroke and certain death by them getting stuck with a noon spot.
Still… can anyone explain the pretty boys with amazing tunes phenomenon going on here? Not that I’m complaining…
It never fails that any dance-rock band I like (which is pretty much all of them, really) will end up being from Brooklyn. There’s something about the LA scene that just can’t get the bootie shake going.
Enter: Holy Ghost!, signed to DFA (of James Murphy/LCD Soundsystem fame). Right now their only release is a 5-song EP named Static on the Wire, with a full LP coming “Spring 2011” according to their website.
Here’s the video for their first single, I Will Come Back - edited down about a full minute from what you’ll hear on the album. But hey, you get visuals that make you feel like you somehow went back into time before you were actually born in the first place, so that’s a plus.
They’ve played tons of shows already, but I have a feeling once this LP drops, they will be a mainstay for the festival circuit this summer.