Last month, we were introduced to Bronx, New York foursome Ghost King, who had just released their debut album, Bones. The lead single was “Bones 1 & 2”, a ’60s psychedelic-tinged, folk-rock anthem that simply was awesome.
On the same album is the terrific “Leech”. This surprisingly melodic number recalls the psychedelic, surf-rock of the ’70s and ’80s. The crystalline guitar gives the song a dose of dreaminess while Carter McNeil’s vocals are whispery, which is perfect to give the feeling that one’s mind is enshrouded in fog.
While the song may be a bit of a trip, the video for the song is wackier. Directed and edited by the band’s good friend Nick D’Agustino, the video was filmed at a pond behind the elementary school where Carter, drummer Tom D’Augistino, and guitarist/synth player Andrew Wolfson went to school. The video shows how even the most ordinary person has a breaking point and the consequences that follow. The video is one part Scream and another part Shaun of the Dead, which all equates to one amusing two minutes and thirty-nine seconds.
Watch the video below in this exclusive premiere. Some background information on the band comes after the video. Bones is available now via Fleeting Youth Records.
Background on Ghost King
Ghost King is a Bronx-based foursome that have been banging out rock and roll in the basement since they were eight years old. The band was formed after Carter McNeil (vocals/guitar) finished touring/playing drums with Spires. Inspired by his experiences on the road, McNeil decided to form his own band and reconnected with long-time childhood friends Tom D’Augustino (drums), Lee Hayden (bass), and Andrew Wolfson (guitar/synth; post-album) to help shape his vision.
Their debut album, BONES, was recorded live in 3 days and finds McNeil and company blending Spires-esque pop psychedelia with gravelly grunge vocals and garage rock swells.
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