Ghost Wave are one of those rare new bands that already knows exactly what they want. The last time we heard this much rookie talent from Auckland, New Zealand, it came in the form of The Naked & Famous, and we all know how that turned out (well. Very well.). On debut single “Sunsetter,” The Wave set their sights high and aim straight for anthem status, constructing two and half minutes of sunkissed 70’s bliss around a massive Dandy Warhols Lick that hides in the crosshairs of Deerhunter and Tame Impala.
- Neon Gold Records
Ghost Wave is a rock ‘n roll band from Auckland, New Zealand. Inspired by skate vids, persian rugs and the music of Little Richard. 2012 will see the release of new Ghost Wave material including the release of an eponymous EP on August 21st, via +1 Records. A debut full-length is slated for release in 2013.
Stream and/or download: Ghost Wave – “Hippy”
Stream and/or download: Ghost Wave – “Sunsetter”
Ghost Wave will be coming to the United States for their first ever US shows at this year’s CMJ festival.
Oct. 19 || Flowerbooking Showcase – CMJ || New York, NY
Oct. 20 || FUZZ Showcase – CMJ || New York, NY
Ghost Wave EP Track Listing:
2. On A Breeze
5. Mood Ring
After celebrated releases from Hanni El Khatib and Nick Waterhouse, LA-based indie label on the rise, Innovative Leisure is excited to announce the debut release from their next big act to watch, The Allah-Las. Recorded at the legendary Distillery Studio and produced by fellow labelmate Nick Waterhouse, the surf/psych-rock quartet’s music rivals that of some of the best Brit pop and garage rock bands from the 60s, laced with the sounds of the California coast line. These are the kind of songs that bounced between London and Los Angeles, the kind of thing that could have come from Mick Jagger or Arthur Lee or both at once, with crystalline guitar and slow-mo drums that recall the way the waves take big bites of the beach at night.
In early 2012, the band released a video for their song “Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind)” that succinctly embodies the band vibes and references of American past and future via Super 8 footage. If Gidget was resurrected in 2012, the Allah-Las would be playing this song at her beach party and steal away with her for a road trip in their VW van on the PCH. This album is an adventure from the ocean to the desert to the mountains… this is the sound of California!
- Don’t You Forget It
- Busman’s Holiday
- Sacred Sands
- No Voodoo
- Ela Navega
- Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind)
- Seven Point Five
- Long Journey