The band Ghostkeeper bills itself as bluesrock, but theyâ€™re far more experimental than that. Song by song, the bandâ€™s new album defies classification. At first, â€œLady of the Skyâ€ seems like a simple song, but as it moves along, you realize thereâ€™s no hook. And no real chorus, either. A song thatâ€™s catchy but doesnâ€™t have a hook or a chorus? Impossible! â€œAfternoon Girlâ€ is one of the tunes fronted by drummer Sarah Houle, and it is more accessible but no less intangible. Pop rhythms, bubbly tempo, yet thereâ€™s nothing to hold on to here. Thereâ€™s also some aggressive, growling fuzz underneath parts of the song, which feels vaguely dissonant.
This is a strange and interesting new record. Check it out.