Ghost Work Announces New Album “Light a Candle for the Lonely”, Shares New Song “Godspeed on the Trail”
American post-punk band Ghost Work, consisting of Sean Husick (guitar), Erin Tate (drums), Aaron Stauffer (vocals), Dustin Perry (bass), has announced that their sophomore album “Light a Candle for the Lonely” will be released on March 8, 2024 via Spartan Records.
The album is their first body of work in four years since the 2020 debut album “You'll Be Buried With”, and comprises 11-track.
Since the band members all live in different places, they made the album as a primarily virtual band, final drum tracking took place in-person in Sean Husick's Chicago studio.
The band drummer Erin Tate said, “We all had more input on this record. While I was in Chicago recording, Sean and I had a fair amount of time to tweek and re-tweek ideas.”
From the album, the band the first single called “Godspeed on the Trail” on January 5, 2024.
The track was written by Aaron Stauffer, Dustin Perry, Erin Tate, and Sean Husick.
The band lead singer Aaron Stauffer said of the song, “What can I say...this is literally my best singing performance and recording I've completed EVER since I began home recording. I would put this song up at the same level of some of my Seaweed favorites. It reminds me of The Cure doing an AC/DC cover.”
- Sean Husick said of the album, “Personally, I had a lot of music to make. To get out of me. I had been spiraling downwards for many years, between drugs and alcohol, and had not done anything creative to mention, but I got clean a while back and have been creating ever since. This is part of my journey of recovery. I had been looking for more mid-tempo rock bands rooted in punk/hardcore and struggled to find ones that I could identify with other than some later Hot Water stuff, Interpol and The Strokes where I often landed. I set out to craft something in between these bands.”
Erin Tate said, “I re-met with Sean after many years of disconnection. We bonded over some rock bottom issues we both had to go through, and we ended up talking about music again. After my exit from Minus The Bear, I scrambled with my self worth and identity -- knowing that Sean had also gone through similar issues, really helped me want to get off my ass and create music again.”
The band bass player Dustin Perry said, “I think we are showing our confidence on this one. It is definitely another step forward for the band.”
Aaron Stauffer, who currently works as an emergency room RN, said, “These songs are about the conflict between all that is natural and what we do with our minds and our creations that move us away from, or ultimately poison, the natural. [specifically] The forces that drive our worst selves -- addictions and want. For a lot of these songs, I actually work on my vocal parts while in the act of paddling around the very cold California coastline. My plan was to listen to a song over-and-over in route to surf, so it would be planted in my subconscious. It was the same with an ER shift -- I would find myself passively [contemplating] a song as I worked, especially if it was a heavy situation.”
- source : Apple Music