Dirty Ghosts / Let It Pretend
Album: Let It Pretend   Collection:General
Artist:Dirty Ghosts   Added:Dec 2015
Label:Last Gang  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-01-25 Pull Date: 2016-03-27
Week Ending: Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 28 Feb 21 Feb 14 Feb 7 Jan 31
Airplays: 1 1 1 4 3 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 08, 2019: wig out at denny's
Let It Pretend
4. Mar 09, 2016: Home on the Range
Light Like Speed, Let It Pretend
2. Mar 27, 2016: Breakaway Bluff on Easter Holis
Moving Pictures
5. Mar 01, 2016: The Library
So Shallow
3. Mar 16, 2016: The Snotty The Kitten Show
So Shallow
6. Feb 27, 2016: The Snotty The Kitten Show
Some Kids

Album Review
DJ Aporia
Reviewed 2016-01-08
Mostly garage rock with the occasional stellar post-punk + Sleater-Kinney type track. Vocals sound a lot like Carrie Brownstein. Power chords and screaming guitars, vox.

RIYL Sleater-Kinney, New War, Interpol, Sonic Youth

1. (3:58) Some Kids - Angry electric guitar and dark bass. Post-punk vibes.
2. (4:39) * Battery - Furiously plodding guitar and vocals. Light keyboards come in 1:00. Garage rock. Awesome groovy bassline from 2:53 until the end.
3. (4:06) ***** Let It Pretend - The lovechild of Sonic Youth and Sleater-Kinney. Pretty electric solo at 2:20.
4. (4:00) *** Light Like Speed - Prominent, deep vocals. Steady, ominous, tight grip. Music for headbanging. A male’s recorded voice comes in around 2:30. Feeling that Sonic Youth x Sleater-Kinney connection again. Faint, dark humming in the background. Chaotic keyboards and escalating guitars at the end.
5. (3:07) Quicksand Castle - Searing electric guitar solo at 1:30. Power chords. Propulsive bassline and drumming. This seems like such a prototypical garage band song to me but I love its sincere simplicity.
6. (3:18) Cataract - “You’re like a cataract covering my eyes from falling”. Metaphors of vision. Notable bassline. This would sound so awesome live.
7. (3:58) ** Hologram - Piercing electric guitar solo at beginning. Very anthemic. So much guitar. Greaaaat lyrics about building a hologram to trace the shape of someone’s eyes (still trying to figure out how that would work…). Loud bass.
8. (3:45) ***** So Shallow - Cool Gary Numan-esque outer-space synth and bass intro. Repetitive synth melody. So post-punk. This bassline gives me life.
9. (4:17) ** Siamese Dogs - Loud, aggressive, driving. Really showcases how powerful the vocalist’s voice is. Occasional bouts of cascading, blood orange, new wave guitar. Aquatic synths guide the outro to the song’s epic conclusion.
10. (2:32) Moving Pictures - Another anthem. Punk influence. Blistering guitar solo starting at 1:05, before diving back into the forebodingly fast bassline. Keeps escalating for a while before fading out around 2:10.

Track Listing
1. Some Kids   6. Cataract
2. Battery   7. Hologram
3. Let It Pretend   8. So Shallow
4. Light Like Speed   9. Siamese Dogs
5. Quicksand Castle   10. Moving Pictures