Who? No, your disco’s not haunted — it’s just at thehands of Simian’s Simon Lord and Wiseguys’ DJ Touche (nee TheoKeating), together known as the Black Ghosts. With an affection forhorror, sci-fi, and fantasy flicks, plus an emotive pop prowess, theduo made their U.S. debut with the Any Way You Choose To Give It EP late last month, which arrived via California indie label IAMSOUND.
What’s the Deal?At times throwing back to their native nation’s new wave nuances and atothers sampling metal shreds akin to musical amalgamate Girl Talk, theBlack Ghosts will get you moving without fail. The twosome’s tunes aredependent on the integration of inspiration, ranging from dance dynamoslike Daft Punk and Justice to the moody sensitivity and bleakromanticism of Serge Gainsbourg and New Order. The result is dark,daring electro-synth songs with thoughtful lyrics taken from a cynicaland strangely empowering perspective. The danceable duality from Lordand Keating are built to last and their title track is bound to be thenext banger that’ll close 2007, requiring all of your excitable effort’any way you choose to give it.’
Fun Fact: Simon Lord is the voice and songwriter behind Justice vs. Simian’s massive international dance hit “We Are Your Friends.”
Now Hear This:
The Black Ghosts – “Something New” DOWNLOAD MP3
On the Web:
The Black Ghosts at MySpace
Talk: Do the Black Ghosts rock you or scare you?