The latest release by Mooncult, “Ghost Song” is a post-punk masterpiece that incorporates garage rock and alt influences, showcasing the band’s evolution since their start in LA before moving to the bustling musical scene of New York City. The band members, consisting of Raven Mystere on vocals, Rajeev Ananda on lead guitar, Tia Cestaro on drums, and Grover Doyle on bass/rhythm guitar, have come together to create a track that is sure to leave listeners wanting more.
From the moment the song begins, the mix of the track is impressive, with each instrument standing out while still blending together perfectly. The punk drumming drives the song forward, while the overdriven bass tone sits just right in the mix, adding depth and texture to the overall sound. The catchy guitar hook adds a distinctiveness that makes this track stand out from the crowd.
Raven Mystere’s soaring vocals are a highlight of “Ghost Song,” adding a unique touch to the upbeat and fast-paced track. Her “mono-croon” style creates a haunting, almost otherworldly atmosphere that is perfectly complemented by the driving instrumentation. This combination creates a sense of urgency that makes it impossible not to move to the rhythm.
“Ghost Song” which comes three years after the band’s last release would be a perfect addition to the soundtrack of movies such as “Lost in Translation” and “The Haunting of Hill House.” The fast-paced, yet moody instrumentation would fit perfectly into the introspective and emotionally charged scenes in these visual works. Especially the overlapping vocals that create an eerie soundscape reminiscent of the horror genre.
Furthermore, Mooncult has created a track that is sure to make a comeback in the Brooklyn indie scene. “Ghost Song” is an upbeat, catchy, and memorable addition to their discography that showcases the band’s impressive musicianship and unique sound.