Here Come the Ghosts
It's been four years since Portland, Oregon's psychpop quartet UHF has released an album, but they're making up for this lengthy hiatus with HERE COME THE GHOSTS, a twenty-one track double LP that covers grand and exciting new territory. It's an album full of devious lyrical turns, subtle sonic shifts, and solid psychpop songcraft. GHOSTS has UHF stretching themselves like never before. Straying from the psychedelic soundscapes of their previous (and critically acclaimed) releases, GHOSTS is more stark, more relaxed, more live (most songs were recorded live in the studio) than any of UHF's previous four studio releases. Thematically, the album is about relationships: past, present, living, dead... and undead. The journey is at times disturbing, uplifting, humorous, desperate, romantic, angry, confused, and reckless but always infused with an emotional honesty and musicality that evokes bands like Secret Machines, The The and Stone Roses, while venturing side trips into territory reminiscent of early 70's AM radio. HERE COME THE GHOSTS is an eclectic and mysterious double LP that doesn't wear out it's welcome, and invites you to delve into the captivating world of it's spirits and phantoms... maybe you'll even meet some of your own there.