Friday, November 30, 2012

CD Review: CT's Ghost Of Chance Releases New EP, While Dastardly Sings "Ballads"

Connecticut’s own Ghost Of Chance is putting out a 4-song EP, “Paddle Boat” to tide their fans over before their next full-length album. A movie soundtrack-type surf guitar leads the way on “Mexico City,” while “Wooden Tambourine” has that classic ‘60’s backbeat that's going to keep the song energized. The real California surf sound is hear on “Stormageddon,” before closing the album with the loud, guitar driven “Bobcat Villager.”

The new EP, “Paddle Boat” is available now. For more information, check out ghostofchance.com.

Another new 4-song EP comes from Chicago’s own Dastardly. After the release of the debut EP back in January, the band reconvened to put together their second EP entitled “Ballads In Blue” which was released back in July. Their songs carry a very early, New Orleans jazz sound with banjos and spoon-clapping as in the opener “Sentimental Blue.” Their music is self-described as The Muppets music “mixed with beautiful harmonies and interesting/haunting lyrics,” like in “So Long, Caroline.” The EP closes with the Queen-like lullaby of “Blue Dreams.”

Dastardly also has an album of demos entitled “Songs For Sad Clowns” which is available now. For more information, please visit http://dastardlytheband.tumblr.com/.

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