Sunday, May 1, 2011

Scenes From a Scene #027—World's Greatest Ghosts

Posted By on Sun, May 1, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Worlds Greatest Ghosts
In the film Amadeus, the Emperor chastises Mozart after a performance for being too "elaborate."

"My dear fellow," the emperor says, "there are in fact only so many notes the ear can hear in the course of an evening."

Obviously, Mozart took issue with that critique.

The same could be said of World's Greatest Ghosts and their blitzkrieg approach to new wave. Dual guitars tear through Vivaldi-inspired melodic lines backed by pulsing keyboards and drumming that seems determined to pound 64th notes into the floor. And thankfully, they are just as disinterested in the emperor's criticism because their unrelenting style creates an electrifying sound that makes music fun again.

BW caught up with the band on their tour with local heroes Finn Riggins to chat about how their style evolved and how they managed to share a house together without breaking up.

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