"One word to sum up The Ghost That Follows? Raw." -- Speak Into My Good Eye
"An undeniable piece of rock perfection." -- Music & Riots
Chicago trio Pamphleteers premiere the first video from their new album today via Northern Transmissions. Watch and share the video for "Shivering" (directed by Phil Hall) HERE. (Direct YouTube HERE.)
Pamphleteers' full length debut The Ghost That Follows is available to hear and share via Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
Pamphleteers support the album this Saturday night, 10/29 in Madison, WI at Mickey's Tavern.
The band recently spoke candidly about the tragic events that brought them together and gave a rousing in-studio appearance on Chicago's NPR radio affiliate WBEZ. Hear & share the entire interview/performance HERE.
Pamphleteers have been unleashing their shimmering post-punk assault since 2012. After debuting with a split EP, the band released its first full length today. The Ghost That Follows overflows with fantastic hooks and urgency reminiscent of X-Ray Spex, Bikini Kill, Young Marble Giants and The Gun Club.
As a group, Pamphleteers are steeped in history and friendship. Having played in such bands as
The Dials (No Fun Records/Latest Flame), Telenovela, and The Returnables (Jettison Music/Dirtnap), bassist/vocalist Rebecca Crawford, drummer Geoff Atkinson, and guitarist Jonathan Ben-Isvy have played side by side, if not together, for more than a decade, and their friendship goes back years earlier. When event conspired to find Crawford and Ben-Isvy simultaneously bandless for the first time in their years of friendship, they naturally looked to each other to fulfill their musical compulsion.
As Pamphleteers, Crawford, Atkinson, and Ben-Isvy darkly smash anything and everything that excite them into the rock 'n' roll caldron. The result is a sort of psychedelic new wave delivered with the punk urgency that rests at the trio's core. Angular, melodic guitar, repetitively grooving bass lines, massive, yet danceable drumbeats, and dark yet soaring vocals imbue Pamphleteers with an inescapably hook laden urgency.
The Ghost That Follows is available on LP and download as of September 23rd, 2016.
10/29 Madison, WI @ Mickey's Tavern
Album: The Ghost That Follows
Label: Pamphleteers Music
Release date: September 23rd, 2016
02) L.A. L.A.
03) Hit It Clean
05) Ghost That Follows
06) My Lipstick Stain
07) Every Second
08) Just Your Style
10) It's So Much More
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