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It’s not easy to find a genre that might be used to describe Adios Ghost—unless name already exists for a combination of indie folk, early house, psych, and West African guitar. Put more simply, it’s just the kind of music you can live in for a while. In anticipation of their upcoming performance at CMJ, the four-piece Brooklyn band has just released a new single “Counting Paces,” accompanied by an acoustic performance video of the same song.
“Counting Paces” layers haunting vocals over typical folk instruments in a way that allows all of their different styles to blend rather than compete. It is serious but never severe, striking a sweet balance of searching and playfulness. The live version of the song strips it down and gives you the chance to watch them play. The song is effortless in it’s sound; so to be able to visualize it is a whole new and welcome experience.
They also recently released a remixed version of their single, “Splitting Glass.” In what the band calls “remix vs. de-mix,” they allowed their friend, Brooklyn producer and guitarist, Michael Beharie, to pull the song apart and put it back together. In doing so, Beharie brings the song to a kind of chilling simmer.
All three songs are available for download on their website, which means you can listen to them on repeat until their performances at CMJ. You can catch them with us on Wednesday the 22nd at The Delancey and Friday the 24th at The Living Room.
Article by: Lila Zwonitzer