The San Diego-based duo, ghostbird, known amongst the faithful for their powerful, brooding lyrics and popping rhythms, announces their self-titled EP to be released digitally on June 30. Recorded at San Diego's own Capricorn Studios, the EP will be available nationally through all the major online music retailers, as well as at selected local outlets.
ghostbird, Trent Hancock (guitar/vocals) and Mike Cooper (drums), chose a style and name that allows their music the freedom to reach out beyond its norm. ghostbird, which literally means owl, have created a sound that transcends the boundaries of indie rock and their first single, "Toy Soldier" gives testament to that fact. Trent's lyrics and the pace of Mike's percussion blend for an all-out assault on the "reality" of war. Fans can hear this inspired song as well as the rest of the tracks of their EP at: www.kelleemackpr.com/ghostbird/ghostbird/
Trent and Mike have both allowed their fascination with the solitary sentinels of the night, the ghostbird, to inspire them in the creation of a truly captivating EP. Emotionally charged lyrics, coupled with dynamic beats and explorative melodies, broadcast ghostbird's vast range to their audience, while still winking in the direction of their diverse influences. Both artists easily list early influences to include Chili Peppers, Sublime, Radiohead, Strokes, Soundgarden, Beck, Zeppelin, and Nirvana.
The album has become a true San Diego community affair; including Mike's involvement with local San Diego-based band, Transfer, co-production help from Bryan Stratman at Capricorn Studios in addition to guest guitarist Jeffery Downer, of Sexy Moments and Blues from a Gun, and Joy Bishop of Hello Sunshine, who lent her beautiful and unique vocals on several tracks. It is these additions that truly make the tracks on ghostbird's self-titled EP unique.