First Ghost – This Place Is A Movie

What a cool band name?  Who hasn’t sat around all day with buds, guitars, and a pad of paper brainstorming your new awesome band name?  I know I have and I concede that I’ve never ever come up with anything quite as epic as First Ghost.  The bands newest EP This Place Is A Movie bursts with youthful passion and angst that is only fueled by heavy guitar tones and driving drum and bass rhythms.  A standout track from the EP is “Waiting” with vocals that could be compared to the timbre of MXPX but with more pop sensibility during the falsetto chorus.  The song is well produced and features a form that is able to be followed.  This song gives me nostalgia for the year 2003 and this band would’ve been phenomenal next to Real Friends or other bands that were on stage at the last Vans Warped Tour.  Highest praise and awesome production, looking forward to what is next from First Ghost.  I’ve attached more about the band below.

“Hailing from Toronto, First Ghost is a four-piece indie outfit with a penchant for catchy hooks and a do-it-yourself attitude. With their unique yet subtly nostalgic sound, the band thrives in a live setting and has emerged as a staple in the Toronto music scene, making a name for themselves through their powerful and emotional stage performances. First Ghost has returned with new EP This Place Is A Movie, their most raw and personal effort to date. The collection of 6 songs is carefully crafted to capture the dream-like feeling of sitting watching life go by, like a movie with no ending.


The album was produced, engineered and mixed by singer/guitarist Anton DeLost, best known for his work with Cleopatrick and Seaway. Alongside help from co-writer and acclaimed R&B singer Chris LaRocca, the group of friends challenged themselves to experiment with new production styles and release a body of music that hasn’t been done before. Following up to their 2016 release, Secret TalkThis Place Is A Movie explores darker themes and sounds while still giving a nod to major influences Jimmy Eat World, American Football and Now, Now.

This Place Is A Movie has been met with warm reception from fans and critics alike. Idobi Radio describes the opening track “Bury Me” as having “mesmerizing beauty” while the 90s emo-tinged single and music video “Burnt Out” was prominently featured in Substream Magazine.

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