Dirt Cult / Drunken Sailor / Hip Kid / Waterslide / Lost Cat (2014)
I had a minor snafu when ordering a few records from Dirt Cult. And when I say minor, it really was virtually nothing. I popped Dirt Cult an email alerting them to the issue and they were on top of it so fast and were so apologetic it would have made your head spin. Then, on top of that, they sent me this Baby Ghosts LP as an additional apology. While that was totally unnecessary and they absolutely didn't need to do that to keep me coming back and buying more records, it was very appreciated as this was a band that I was overlooking.
I'm not going to say that I flat out love this record. Starting with the aspect of it that don't thrill me as much; I don't really like how the vocals are recorded. They have a weird way of being loud enough to hear, but kind of sounding far away and like they're in a cave. On top of that, they layer so many vocal harmonies on top of each other, I think it ends up sounding a little cluttered due to the recording.
That's really the only negative I have to say about Baby Ghosts. As a whole the record is really good. They've got tremendously catchy songs and kind of remind me of Cub, but with significantly more guitar fuzz and a bit more spring in their step. They also have elements of bands like Baby Shakes, but instead of venturing down that 60's garage throwback vibe, they keep things a little more current and a bit punchier.
Again, I'm not sure I would have gotten around to picking this up on my own accord, but I'm really happy to have gotten the chance to listen to this record and add it in to the collection. Chances are if you can get down to Cub or Baby Shakes, I'd be pretty shocked if you didn't dig Baby Ghosts just as much.
Baby Ghosts - Maybe Ghosts LP: