Ghosts of Sunset - Breathe | RECORD STORE DAY

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Artist: Ghosts of Sunset
Format: CD


Rel. Date: 03/31/2023
UPC: 691026178806

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2023 release. For Fans of Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, and Classic 80's Rock! After drawing attention to themselves in 2020, with their debut Ep, 'Headed West,' and 2022 follow-up LP 'No Saints in the City' the duo of singer-songwriters John Merchant (former Dutch Henry frontman) and multi-instrumentalist Todd Long (previously with The Verve Pipe) aka Ghosts Of Sunset have returned with their next shot of melodic hard rock - 'Breathe'. With Merchant and Long living in Michigan and Florida respectively, both the writing and recording process for 'Breathe' were a bit unconventional and at the same time, par for the course with 21st Century technology. "We did all our recording via File Sharing," says Long. "First, one of us will have an idea and then we just start sending mp3s back and forth while building the track up. After a basic track was completed we'd then seek out who we feel might be right to put a guitar solo on it. If they like the track then we proceed. If they don't then that's fine too. We just hoped they feel connected enough to the track to want to contribute." "Ghosts of Sunset" not only pays homage to the 1980s "Hair Metal" scene they grew up on (Quiet Riot, Ratt, Motley Crue, Warrant, Faster Pussycat, GnR, etc..) but for music fans whose tastes run pretty deep, 'Breathe' touches upon post punk aggression, melodic rock choruses and a quicky Cheap Trick spin on it all.