Former Ghosts – Compiled Demos (2009)




My absolute favourite new thing I have heard so far this year.

Former Ghosts is the supergroup reincarnation of Freddy Ruppert’s This Song Is A Mess But So Am I, with a helping hand from Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart, a man of formidable talent, and Zola Jesus’ Nika Roza, the possessor of spine-tinglingly amazing vocals. The result is as mindblowing as you’d expect. Although they are currently working on a debut record, these collective demos gathered assiduously from their myspace are, in my opinion, perfect and comprise a record of exciting, pulsating, post-punk-inspired dark synthpop. 

Points of Reference: A bit of OMD in there…Morrissey surfaces occasionally…y’all getting my drift?
Sample the demos
Here’s the band’s myspace
Here’s Freddy Ruppert’s awesome blog
Here’s the band’s official website


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