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The Ghost Is Dancing, ‘The Darkest Spark’ (Sonic Unyon)

A mini rockestra that will suffer and benefit from Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene comparisons, the Ghost Is Dancing feature multiple members and a variety of instruments (trumpets, Theremin, pump organ), along with a tuneful eagerness that’s hard to dislike. What they don’t share with their forebears — not yet, anyway — is a pressing raison d’être: This debut full-length delivers more in the way of passion and delight than unforgettable songs, though the yelping, twinkling “Darkest Spark” and the delicately overloaded “Greatlakescape” swell with scrappy earnestness.

Now Hear This: The Ghost is Dancing – “Shuttles and Planes” DOWNLOAD MP3

Now Watch This: The Ghost Is Dancing – “The Running Song”