The nice thing about instrumental music is that you can dream away in your own story, not guided by lyrics; when done right, you can envision things that are not necessarily really there. Ghost Bomber is real though, and it’s a joy to fly with the self-titled debut album of this American 5-piece. Primed by the category tag “circus pop” I visualized images of clumsy clowns on speed at track 3, and at track 4 I thought of a belly dancer with a snake around her neck – only later did I see that these songs were titled Porn Machine and Carpool Tunnel respectively (as said, everyone dreams their own story). Anyway, this is crazy party music with a mix of garage rock, ska, punk, freak wave, psych and cabaret on board. After 2:52 minutes of the eclectic closing song Boogie ‘Til You Die, the musicians actually start singing too, and that sounds exactly as you hope and expect. A rocking circus show that we would love to see live. Stream the full album below. RIYL Gogol Bordello, La Pegatina, Hogchoker.
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