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SIMGE Stream: Ghost Camp – Great Lakes

Mike Mehalick December 8, 2016 New Music, Reviews No Comments

Ghost Camp

I haven’t heard them, but I have heard OF them. This Ghost Camp band…what’s the connection? Oh yeah!

A little over two years ago I started having a moment with a NJ-based witch-punk group called Osaka. Similar to the known-now-as Preoccupations, the quartet of David Pressler, Joe Vick, Max Dienemann and Christian Joyner opted to change their name as well. Tsk tsk on me for losing track!

Earlier this year, the prolific Ghost Camp dropped their second album, Great Lakes, which is the subject of today’s SIMGE Stream. The 11-track effort, for the most part, finds the band expanding on driving, tightly wound rhythms that allow the post-punk/shoegaze/dream-pop atmospherics to whirr and churn. Not to be lost in the sauce is the beautiful dark poetry in the cosmic and mythological lyrical themes wherein the band devotes itself to tragic figures and magnetic pulls.

Give Ghost Camp’s Great Lakes a stream or two below and consider contributing to their already funded GoFundMe in the wake of a recent theft.

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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