Photo courtesy Vinyl Station
There seems to be this upswing of bands making huge, epic indie rock songs these days, much like artists like U2 and Band of Horses made careers out of. The latest is Vinyl Station. The Phoenix band's latest single, "Here Comes Your Ghost," is just an arena ready anthem just waiting for its chance to shine. It has that 90's U2 vibe to it, just before they started getting oddly experimental. But it also has a more organic and earnest sound. It's definitely not a folk song, but I could see Vinyl Station playing the Newport Folk Festival with a song like "Here Comes Your Ghost." Being a full fledged music snob, I typically define bands as either mainstream or good. This group is the rare artist that is both.
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Matthew Thornton says of the upcoming EP:
“I am really excited about sharing these songs with the world, and putting something out which represents the band in its current form. These are the first recordings with the current members of Vinyl Station, and I think the recording of the Answer Slow EP and the album to follow has been an incredibly rewarding creative endeavor.”
You can watch the visualizer for "Here Comes Your Ghost" below. Answer Slow is due out spring 2024 via H1 Massive. For more on Vinyl Station, check out the band's website.