Saturday, March 22, 2008

Red Rum, Red Rum!

So they might not be the bloody twins from The Shining, but Romy and Sari Lightman, the two members of Canadian band Ghost Bees, are twins who claim to be telepaths. What brings the Red Rum twins to mind (besides the whole twins thing that is) when listening to Tasseomancy, the Ghost Bees' debut album, is it's haunting eerieness. The strange thing is that they use fairly typical instrumentation, but it's put together in a quietly sparse arrangements. Think Joanna Newsom in stereo, but whereas Joanna makes you think of elfin dances in forest glens, Ghost Bees make the sunlight start to fade, with shadows falling over those flitting faeries.

The album comes out on April 8th north of the border with no announced US release date yet. You can order the import from Amazon (a little pricey though), or you can get it digitally from (it's not listed yet, but keep your eyes open for it).

Visit their label Youth Club Records and become their friend on MySpace.


Joanna Newsom - Sawdust & Diamonds : Ys

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