Watch: John Grant – “Pale Green Ghosts”

19 Dec

John Grant

After the hullaballoo of the last few weeks, we thought this week would be the perfect time to just relax and catch up on some tracks and videos that came in while we were neck deep in best of 2012 lists and 2013 preview pieces. So, before we take a well deserved week off over the holiday period, we will spend a couple of days with some new music and some new twists on festive classics as well. What better way to start than with a brand new track and video from the wonderful and exceptionally talented John Grant?

Last week those lovely people over at Bella Union announced that John’s second solo album, Pale Green Ghosts will be released on Monday 11 March and while we were still making a note in our diary, we were treated to a video for the title track as well.

Queen Of Denmark is one of our favourite albums of the last few years and while it played gently with a range of musical styles, nothing on it really prepared us for “Pale Green Ghosts”. It was recorded in Iceland but feels significantly more teutonic with krautrocky electronics fizzing incessantly alongside an ominous sounding refrain of strings. It’s not what we expected, all fuzzy and glitchy, but we absolutely love it. Roll on 11 March.

3 Responses to “Watch: John Grant – “Pale Green Ghosts””

  1. name not supplied December 29, 2012 at 20:55 #

    its a bit serial killer rock isnt it? dark and cyclical, how many graves was he digging?
    but, you know, its good and that. just gives me the heeby-jeebies….thats all!

    • Adam H December 29, 2012 at 21:22 #

      Yeah, great isn’t it?

  2. Sean (@_SeanBrody) February 23, 2013 at 20:08 #

    Found another song on the Youtubes

    Very James Murphy

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