Ghost Pains is a rock band from Seattle, Washington and they have recently come together to release their first full-length album Stealing Tomorrow. Music on the album can be described as psychedelic punk rock, and while listening, that classification fluctuates slightly making the album an entertaining listen.
Sharing the same name as the album, “Stealing Tomorrow” is the opening track and is so lively just as you would guess by the title. As the song goes on it becomes more and more infectious and you can’t help but sing along or move to the high-energy beat.
Despite the great energy of the song, by listening to the lyrics you realize there is more than just music behind the song, “give us all your money, destroy this place… sweetest sorrow, the end to my race, we’re staling tomorrow, soon all will be replaced.” There is an illusion to our modern day society and how “stealing tomorrow” may be a direct connection to how “we’re living everyday beyond our means.”
“What’s My Head Missing” is a slower track with a more alluring edge to it. It kind of lets you just melt away while listening to it. Style from the vocalist has also morphed to match the vibe of this song, “we might get blown away, away, away what’s my head missing." The song illustrates something of a modern-day nightmare; “finally come to terms with getting old and grey, another couple of years, I’ll be a walking cliché, cliché…” and soon after these lyrics, an epic breakdown erases all the previously mentioned worries.
The album is very well produced and Ghost Pains offers a refreshing take on alternative rock that is rich in sound, delivery and meaning. The sound is dynamic and does not stay stagnant throughout the entire album. Stealing Tomorrow moves through waves of alternative rock, punk and smooth psychedelic rock making this album a great listen.
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