Ghosts and Where to Find Them, a four-song EP from a one-man band out of Northern Virginia, comes across as introspective with catchy guitar licks and gentle, hushed-tenor vocals during some moments. The short collection of songs was recorded in the musician’s bedroom and he states that emo and power-pop groups influence his work.
The anthem sing-a-long “Back to Happiness” is very catchy and could very well get an entire crowd to sing with the band when played live with its steady marching beat. The song was a great way to start off, although the bass part was hard to hear throughout.
“Ghosts and Where to Find Them” has a melancholic feel, as if one is reaching into their past to find those ghosts and relive the memories, however sad they may be. It reminded me of childhood in some way, and a lot of images from my past came to mind. In my opinion it needed words to the chorus part, but after a few more listens, the wordless chorus perfectly matches the title.
“Table for Two” has a definite slower, rocking edge and darker toned guitars. This sounds like something Morrissey could have written or Johnny Marr of The Smiths – like an unrequited love/break-up song and those guys wrote plenty of them.
“Memories” is perhaps the most quiet, introspective of the four-song EP until the guitar breaks into the chorus part midway. This one also had a melancholy feel to it.
Overall, this is good effort. There are three other recordings on the band’s Bandcamp site if you wish to pursue more of that emo-pop sound.
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