New Glass Ghost – “Like A Diamond” (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this week, ex-Flying members Eliot Krimsky and Mike Johnson offered up “The Same,” an art-pop parade of a track that had the Voice referencing J Dilla and us rattling off the grab-bag of disparate embellishments that made it an unlikely but compelling first listen to the duo’s forthcoming debut as Glass Ghost. I went deep into “Like A Diamond” then, too, which first caught our ears when it circulated in demo form some time back. The introspective, gently aspirated bedtime gem pops up on the album as well, in slightly modified form: the Rhodes and rimclicking beats still anchor Krimsky’s candlelit falsetto, but the production pushes it all a little further back from earshot, giving it an even more ghostly air even as newly added instrumentation creeps into its final minutes.

Glass Ghost – “Like A Diamond” (MP3)

Glass Ghost’s Idol Omens is out this fall via Western Vinyl, and features guest appearances from Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic), Joan (As Policewoman) Wasser, and Sharon Van Etten among many others.

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