LISTEN: Apollo Ghost Drives Emotive Rhythmic Presence On “Gave Up The Dream”

There are moments where nothing truly fills the musical void like a straight-to-the-point introspective indie rock song with emotive, but still little-sleepy vocals. That’s just what Vancouver, B.C.’s Apollo Ghost has to deliver with their new single “Gave up the Dream”. With a constant steady rhythm, the drums and bass drive the song across the whole three minutes while Adrian Teacher sings simply and memorably, “Certainly not a poet, but I’m not afraid to show it with you/Asked for better weather, but the order never seems to come through”. Released as a true single ahead of their U.K./France tour; we can only hope there’s more to come this spring. 

“This song was recorded on Protection Island, a small gulf island in the pacific ocean. John Collins (Destroyer, New Pornographers) mixed and arranged the tune from his small gulf island in the pacific ocean. A lazy groove in the spirit of late 80s Pere Ubu or Full Moon Fever era Tom Petty. Another day going to work in the broken Pontiac Firefly? Tapping the wheel, tears in your eyes. From what? The whole damn thing,” says the band.

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