Raised in an apple tree and melted from candles emerged from the ocean with seaweed sandals picked from the garden and found in a hole scraped from the lining of a byzantine bowl.
Now there’s a bio I’m anything but sold on, which seems somewhat counterintuitive when the musical outpour of this self-affirmed ‘famous ensemble’ from Washington is quite so quietly spectacular. Centred around Craft Spells guitarist Javier Suarez, Gathered Ghosts are a ‘dream-jangle’ four-piece dealing in feathery, yet finely nuanced, synth-laced jingle and Maze – their standout thus far – is an intricate mesh of fragile vocals, baggy guitars, and upfront drums. I guess it’s suffused with lingering wafts of an irrefutably ’90s atmosphere though what with that decade containing the determinative years at which Suarez et al. would surely have been at their most malleable, this influence is of course of little wonder. The song itself, meanwhile, is utterly wonderful repeat upon repeat, and recalls a transatlantic Delays but only with the Southampton band at their more oneiric.