Realize & It's Gone
The third CD by NYC's 'Gothic Cowboys', Ninth House, was released in June 2007. Fueled by the underground success of their sophomore release, 'The Eye That Refuses to Blink', 'Realize and It's Gone' delves a bit deeper into the band's country western influences, while still remaining true to the gothic urban subculture the band has called home for so many years. What results is a fascinating blend of what the band has dubbed 'Cemetery & Western', complete with an edgy cover of Johnny Cash's 'Ghost Riders in the Sky'. Other standout tracks on the album include the rousing single 'Long Stray Whim', the heartrending and desperate 'Mistaken for Love' (which provides the perfect showcase for the deep, sultry vocals of front man Mark Sinnis), as well the CD's epic title track, 'Realize and It's Gone'.