WATCH NEW SINGLE ‘U R MY NIGHT’ VIDEO HERE
Grunge-noise duo GHXST will release their new EP ‘Dark Days’ on 16th November.
‘U R My Night’ is the third single taken from the EP, and it was written as a celebration of nighttime in Los Angeles. The guitars are a tribute to The Velvet Underground and Jesus And Mary Chain – two of the duo’s forever influences. The psychedelic music video was shot during quarantine in their California home and driving alone at night .. transforming intimate spaces into a gloomy, yet uplifting dream.
The new single is a fierce arrangement which oozes drama, intensity and a raw addictive rhtyhm.
The EP was written and recorded between New York and California and was mixed by long-time collaborator and UK producer James Aparicio (Nick Cave, Grinderman, Spiritualized). Sonically, it’s an exercise in restraint and volume.
GHXST say: “We built the beats to sound like an 808 booming out of a Cadillac window in Bed Stuy,” the Brooklyn neigbourhood where they are normally based. Guitars range from intimate Mazzy Star acoustic tones to dreamy feedback. And through it all, hazy vocals from some nowhere highway.
They add “We hope someone blows out a speaker playing this record”.
The EP is named after James Baldwin’s book. “No one is free until everyone is free”.