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Album Review: Geographer “Ghost Modern”

Cover art for "Ghost Modern."

Geographer released their new album, Ghost Modern, on March 23rd, 2015 and I’m here to review it. Ghost Modern is the electro/indie-pop bands fourth album, and it came out with a bang. They are from San Francisco and ready to show your city what they’re made of.

Cover art for "Ghost Modern."

Cover art for “Ghost Modern.”

     The album starts off with the song Intro, which is a great look into this album. Even though there are no words in the song, it has a story and message. The second song is titled I’m Ready, and is my personal favorite. From the striking high notes of Mike Deni, to the beautiful synths, this is a perfect song for you if you like to sing and catch on quickly to a song. It is currently free on iTunes, so get it while you can. The next song off of the album is, Need. With the adoring lyrics of I need your love, it’s a song that definitely catches your heart and might make you think “whose love do I need?” The next two songs, You Say You Love Me and Too Much put you in a very relaxing place. With Mike’s light, melodic voice, both songs flow and take you to a beautiful place. Song six on the album, The Guest, has such a happy and bright sound to it; it’s one of those songs where your bad day can turn into something enjoyable. Read Your Palm is short but sweet. Mike has some serious range in his voice, and it definitely shines through in this song. For the next song, The Fire Is Coming, it takes me back to listening to Alex Clare. The song has many elements that remind me of Clare, I always feel like I’m going on a journey when listening to him and this song brings me that same feeling I love. Moving on to the ninth song, Patience, a very beautiful and relatable song, with the lyrics, patience, all my patience is gone, lately, I just can’t keep holding on to tomorrow because I’ve been waiting here too long. Later on in the song it tells you to be patient and hold on, something we all need to hear once in a while. Keep is one of those songs where you want to roll your windows down in your car and just cruise to. The next track is Interlude, which I would describe as a “calm down” song. If life starts getting overwhelming, play that song to relax you. The final song is entitled, Falling Apart; this is one of my favorites off of Ghost Modern because of the crescendo in the lyrics falling apart, falling apart, falling apart again. The background instruments grow louder and are intensifying. The whole sound of the song is just gorgeous.

'Geographer' performing at SXSW's FloodFest.

‘Geographer’ performing at SXSW’s FloodFest.

If you haven’t heard of Geographer, I sincerely advise you to give them a listen. I was luckily able to catch them at SXSW with the GATRS at FloodFest! They are wonderful live and certainly own up to their standards. If you are a former fan or a new fan of Geographer, you’ve caught them in time! They will be going on their Ghost Modern Tour starting in May, the dates are below, don’t miss them. The link to their website, store, and tour is here: http://rollcallrecords.com/ghostmodern/ Make sure to follow them on all their social networking sites: Twitter Facebook YouTube Instagram

Ghost Modern Tour:

Wed May 6 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

Thu May 7 – Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper

Fri May 8 – Billings, MT – The Pub Station

Sun May 10 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium

Mon May 11 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

Tue May 12 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Wed May 13 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café

Fri May 15 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig

Sat May 16 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dees

Sun May 17 – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre

Tue May 19 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Thu May 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Fri May 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Sat May 23 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

Sun May 24 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

Tue May 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl

Wed May 27 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa

Thu May 28 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s

Fri May 29 – Dallas, TX – Trees

Sat May 30 – Austin, TX – Mohawk

About Megan Schneithorst (125 Articles)
Hello! My name is Megan and I'm an average concert goer, vinyl enthusiast, and traveler. I absolutely love music and anything that has to do with it. You can find me queueing at a concert or traveling the country. I love getting lost in a city and visiting local record stores as well as supporting other local shops.

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