Sunday, January 19, 2014

Living Ghosts - 2014 - The Thought Of Giving Up

Living Ghosts are a four piece emo band from Oxnard, California, USA. The Thought Of Giving Up is their second EP. Living Ghosts are garnering comparisons to bands like  Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Citizen, and Old Gray and feature former members of HRBRS. Living Ghosts plays an eclectic brand of emo. In the first three tracks of The Thought Of Giving Up Living Ghosts move through emo that would be reminscient of Foxing if Foxing where even more quiet and reserved on Like The Sea, a  somewhat discordant up tempo emo song that breaks part and barely rebuilds on Arrows and an even more melodic, straight forward emo sound on Falling Apart (Featuring Jazzmine Brazil). Highlights include Falling Apart Ft. Jazzmine Brazil, Arrows, Light,  If you like your post-hardcore to be progressive and genre mixing but not pretentious, Living Ghosts' The Thought Of Giving Up will serve well.