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//PRESS FOR BARBERTON//
“The group tell the story that they played their first gig to a bunch of sixth-graders at a pancake dinner fund-raiser, but there’s nothing syrupy about Beshwate’s stentorian vocals, the stabbing guitars, brawny bass or the hard-charging rhythms.” – Buzzbands.LA
“The song sounds like a more pristinely produced version of something from the National’s Alligator, a dry baritone lamenting the little tragedies of nightlife over a post-punk barrage of guitars and a punchy drum kit.” – Magnet Magazine
“Every generation needs their own REM, post millenials now have theirs.” – Midwest Record
“‘Barberton’ hearkens comparisons to Interpol and The National among others, and it’s echoed out of my rather beat up headphones the last two days as I eagerly soaked up the clamoring guitar and ringing chords.” – Sirens of Decay
“It is heartfelt and elegant in it’s simplicity and clarity. The lyrics can be heard clearly by virtue of the excellent production. The overall sound is complementary, rich, and as great music will do- it takes you there. Where ever there is, …for you.” – East Portland Blog
“The EP’s first single, EP-title track “Barberton” is comprised of the sort of angular guitar stabs, four-on-the-floor drumming and crooned vocals that bear an uncanny resemblance to Joy Division, Interpol and countless others; however, lyrically, the song covers unusually strained interpersonal relationships with a mournful, melancholic feel and a desperate desire to connect with someone that reminds me quite a bit of the work of The National. It possesses a frank, emotional urgency that’s rare in a day of sneering and defensive irony.” – Joy of Violent Movement
“My only complaint is that this EP isn’t an LP, but it succeeds where many EPs fail. It exists in inexhaustible playability—insatiably satisfying” SLUG Magazine
“[“Make it Break”] from the band’s upcoming EP, Barberton, touched us with its bleak danceability, harkening back to Interpol (and by extension, Joy Division) as well as contemporaries The National and Killers.” – The Big Takeover
“‘Barberton’, has a driving, rhythmic energy with a sustained melodic intensity that soars with warm expressiveness.” The Deli Mag
“Driving bass line and scuzzy guitars make Ghosts In Pocket’s new tune Barberton immediately hooking, while its darkly infectious melody and baritone vocals sink the song’s fangs ever deeper into my soul. Barberton is an atmospheric, expansive post-punk explosion of sharp percussion and complex layers of bold instruments. It’s a song for those of you, who like me, love music from bands like Interpol and Editors.” – I Heart Moosiq
“If these guys can build on the EP’s solid foundation and continue to evolve and mature as a band, Ghosts in Pocket may well deliver a truly special album one day.” – Pittsburgh in Tune
“Get ready to endlessly loop this record.” – Surviving the Golden Age
Ghosts in Pocket released their new EP, Barberton, on October 9th, 2015.
Often, no one particular song on Barberton was written the same. At any given moment, a particular drumbeat, vocal melody, or guitar hum served as inspiration for a larger concept, and was taken to its fullest potential. The major consistency in the songs is the mood, evoking the intensity of thought on the work’s subject. The lyrical focus revolves around meditations on isolation, desire for change, and an understanding of bizarre, often dream-like scenarios. The compositions are both sweet and raw, shifting seamlessly between moments of weighted noise and engaging hooks. Every song benefits from the craft of time, care, and effort that connects the members to their music.
We’re very excited to share this with you.
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To those who have been with us from the beginning, been to those mid-week events and stayed up way too late just to support us, we say thank you. And for those of you just arriving, we say welcome.
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