This is what happens when the 80s meets the 60s
Ghost Wave – Ages
Ghost Wave’s indie rock sound has strong roots to the ‘80s bands of yesterday while constantly flirting with the British Invasion of the ‘60s. Described by the artist as having an “amphetamine-like feel”, this album stays calm and collected while having sunny overtones, thanks to the softly distorted guitar and breezy vocals. This relatively young band from New Zealand succeeds in making feel-good classic songs that you’ll want to hear on a peaceful afternoon. It’s simple, fun, and relaxed; perfect for making you feel like you’re cruising down the California coastline.
Recommended Tracks: #1, #4, #5, #10, #2
Label: Flying Nun Records
Reviewed by Harrison Hetler