Former Ghosts – “Chin Up” (Feat. Nika Roza Danilova)

When Former Ghosts released Fleurs last year, it was the project of Freddy Ruppert with assists from the highly collaborative Jamie Stewart and Nika Roza Danilova, aka Best New Band Zola Jesus. This time around it’s the same deal — albeit with the addition of Yasmine Kittles of Tearist — but with Danilova’s profile skyrocketing, I imagine folks will write about FG differently. As far as sounds, “Chin Up” is a bit shinier, less submerged and claustrophobic than what we heard on Fleurs. It’s also a bit more positive than that last drinking binge, but still plenty dark.

Former Ghosts – “Chin Up” (Feat. Nika Roza Danilova)
(Via P4K)

New Love:

01 “The Days Will Get Long Again”
02 “Winter’s Year”
03 “New Orleans”
04 “Until You Are Alone Again”
05 “Chin Up”
06 “And When You Kiss Me”
07 “Taurean Nature”
08 “Trust”
09 “Right Here”
10 “I Am Not What You Want”
11 “Only In Time”
12 “Bare Bones”
13 “New Love”

New Love is out 11/9 via Upset The Rhythm. They should release new material every autumn. While we’re here, revisit Fleurs’ “Hold On”:

Former Ghosts – “Hold On”

And see them on tour, all of them:

08/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell *
08/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour !!
09/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Curio @
10/28 – Dijon, FR – Novosonic Festival #
10/29 – Dublin, IE – Darklight Festival #
10/30 – Bristol, UK – Arnolfini #
10/31 – Leeds, UK – Brundenell Social Club #
11/01 – London, UK – XOYO $
11/02 – Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun $
11/03 – Groningen, NL – Vera $
11/04 – Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel $
11/05 – Malmo, SE – Debaser $
11/06 – Stockholm, SE – Fritz Corner at Debaser $
11/07 – Oslo, NO – Cafe Mono $
11/08 – Copenhagen, DK – TBA $
11/09 – Berlin, DE – Festsaal Kreuzberg $
11/10 – Prague, CZ – Club Matrix $
11/11 – Muenchen, DE – Rote Sonne $
11/12 – St. Gallen, CH – Palace $
11/13 – Vavey, CH – Rocking Chair $
11/14 – Schorndorf, DE – Club Manufaktur $
11/15 – Milano, IT – Tunnel $
11/17 – Lyon, FR – Grrnd Zero $
11/18 – Paris, FR – Fondation Center $
11/19 – Luxembourg, LU – Exit07 $
11/20 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso $

* with Robedoor, Woom, and Gentle
!! with Sun Araw
@ with Little Teeth
# w/ Xiu Xiu
$ w/ Xiu Xiu, Zola Jesus