Ghost stories from THE RAMONA FLOWERS martedì, 17 luglio 2018 21:30 by madseason
The Ramona Flowers - Ghost

The five-piece indie-synth group The Ramona Flowers have released a music video for their latest single, Ghost, which reached the Top 30 charts on college radio.

The Ghost music video was directed by Frankie Nasso and shot in the Hamptons, NY. The video portrays the sensation that a past love is still around.

To stick with the ghost theme, the clip reveals the "lost" James Bond Aston Martin DB7. It's filled with little details that make it more meaingful than a band performing in an empty house. It creates a metaphorical match between vision and lyrics. The camera follows a girl that appears to be an apparition throughout the house while the band plays, promoting the lyrics, "it's your face that I see flicker even though you're not around".

Ghost is the new single from The Ramona Flowers' latest album, Strangers: check it out if you still haven't.

The Classic Crime - How To Be Human

Five years have passed since The Classic Crime released their highly acclaimed album Phoenix, and now the Seattle rock group is back with their fifth studio album, How To Be Human, released last April 28 via BC Music. The album was completely funded via Kickstarter, with over 2,500 backers, tripling the original goal.

How To Be Human contains The Classic Crime's most mature body of work yet, featuring 12 tracks of pure indie rock in the stylings of Death Cab For Cutie meets Motion City Soundtrack. Working with longtime producer and mixer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Slash, Falling In Reverse), the band was able to challenge themselves, exploring a "happy to be here" songwriting style, while feeling at home with Baskette's ability to try new recording techniques and cement the The Classic Crime's signature tight drum work and guitar layering.

"My goals for every album is to push the boundaries a bit," explains lead singer-songwriter and co-producer Matt MacDonald, "When we started playing together back in 2003, our influences (wide as they were) were pretty apparent. With each record we’ve tried to go some place different, to incorporate different styles while maintaining core structure and textures."

Watch the lyric video for the lead single Holy Water, an amazing song with a larger-than-life chorus, following this link and the just released lyric video for Wonder here. And if these tracks are not enough, stream the whole album on BandCamp now: top stuff!