Gross Ghost – Sooner Or Later

Loving their sound

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Gross Ghost was born from a series of all night basement jam sessions laid down on ancient tape machines for eventual tinkering and transformation. The nascent demos were passed back and forth between guitarist Mike Dillon and bassist William “Tre” Acklen, where they mutated and matured with every volley and return to eventually blossom into the early Gross Ghost sound.

The occasional tropical tinges of Gross Ghost are splashes of sunshine over a frame that is heavily indebted to the night-time-is-the-right-time cool codified by the Velvet Underground blueprint. Like Dum Dum Girls and Thee Oh Sees, Gross Ghost bring a spirited perspective to a time-tested approach. Brer Rabbit, their debut lp, displays a surprising range for a band still in the process of exploring the outer reaches of their sound. Amid Spacemen 3-style production, there are touches of jazzy interludes that seamlessly segue into Margaritaville-vibes by way of the Smell. When the jagged strings come in on “Tenements,” it certifies Gross Ghost’s ability to channel the timeless haunting pre-dawn comedown moments Lou Reed crystallized into mixtape staples still lingering on two generations later. Their ability to explore so many sounds and craft them into a coherent whole puts Gross Ghost in good company.

– Ezra Morris

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