New Haven, Conn.’s Ghost of Chance channels elements from the past in a way that keeps the music sounding fresh and relevant. The group’s distinctive style is characterized by subtle time signature changes and sonically-open experimentation set to surrealist lyrics.
Ghost of Chance’s sound takes its influence from ’60s psychedelia, ’70s glam, math rock and post punk while maintaining the shimmer of classic pop sensibilities.
All of this adds to the unique yet familiar sound that Ghost of Chance have cleverly cultivated on their sophomore album. Bustling with nervous energy and the desire to communicate, “A Simple Beast” shows growth, both musically and lyrically.
RIYL: Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, The Zombies, The Appleseed Cast, Guided By Voices, Explosions In The Sky
CT Indie blog: “… Jayson Munro does some solid early ’90s guitar work that could be bookended by anything from the Lilys to Teenage Fanclub.”
Hartford Courant SoundCheck blog: “ … the band plays catchy rock ‘n’ roll with some unexpected twists and turns. … the group delivers a bracing blend of well-constructed songs … ”