With events all over the country like ACL and CMJ (yeah acronyms!), we’re getting a barrage of emails about bands we haven’t actually heard. The one group that really jumped out on me is the NYC trio, GHXST. Their name would almost hint at some sort of dark wave or dance pop, but the band is a whole lot noisier than that. Heavy guitars open this single, which was on their Evilwickeddesire album–a compilation of their early EPs. I’m enjoying the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of pretense in the group’s sound, and the vocals are low enough in the mix to grab listeners in really closely. Definitely a band I look forward to hearing more from in the coming year.
Download:GHXST – Doomgirl [MP3]