Check Out Caught a Ghost
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:53:20
New music alert!
Caught a Ghost is a new project from L.A.-based songwriter and producer Jesse Nolan. It features a classic Motown and Stax sensibility mixed with modern samples, synths and beats. In its live incarnation, Caught a Ghost features an eight-piece band, including a three-piece horn section, and visual projections tailor-made for each song.
Nolan describes the name of his band as referring to the sensation of being filled with the spirit of the past. "It's an old expression" he says. "Musicians used to say you caught a ghost if you gave a good performance. Like you were possessed." It is this sort reverence for the music of bygone eras combined with his musical dexterity that makes Caught a Ghost so intriguing.
And the music? Well, it certainly nods to an era gone by without being too retro or throwback-y. It's modern, but classic, and we love it.
Don't take our word for it, though!
Listen to Caught a Ghost below:
What did you think of Caught a Ghost?