We’ve been pretty excited about the potential of new Boston band Ghost Modern ever since they formed from the ashes of gone-too-soon post-punk quartet Autochrome and hiatus’ing devil-rock trio Squall.
Katherine Murray (bass/keyboards/vocals) and Patrick Florance (drums) began writing songs earlier in the year that reflected Autochrome’s sterling debut record Separation Realms, but took the atmosphere to even greater depths. Soon, they hooked up with Tavis MacLeod of Squall (who still have maybe the best band logo in Boston), who added a sort of light/dark equation to the mix, from his dreamy, headspace guitar-work to his deep, baritone vocals that burrow through post-punk soil. DJ Brian L of WZBC’s Industrial Factory dubbed the band “the perfect midpoint between Factory Records and 4AD,” and that works for us.
Ghost Modern began playing live shows back in June and took part in last month’s Fuzzstival at the Middle East, but hadn’t had any recorded material — until now. Vanyaland is honored to premiere two new tracks from the trio, “The Intention,” and “Tear You Down.”
The first is a definitive single, but both are really aided by the airy vocals of Murray. The band is set to hit the studio this winter to flesh out a few more tracks for a proper EP, but this is a good way to hold us over.