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INTERVIEW: Americana Roots Band The Sound of Ghosts

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Things have been great! We have been super busy playing shows and getting our new album ready for release! So busy in fact that we are answering these questions while on our way to the airport to head out to the U.K.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single Train To Nowhere”?

Train To Nowhere was an idea musically that we started about three years ago but it didn’t really formalize and come together until about a year ago when we started working on songs for the new album. It’s really an homage to adventure and exploring and searching for something more by hitting the road anyway you can and finding inspiration in everything that comes your way.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

We had watched a couple documentaries on Netflix called Big Easy Express and Festival Express where bands joined together and did a tour on a train. Playing at different depots, living together, making music together and playing shows along the ways. We were really inspired by it and although we can’t afford to do a train tour we could definitely write a song about it.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Funny you should ask, we just had our first meeting with a Director and DP last week and we are really excited about the concept we are working on. We are looking to do more than just a traditional performance music video with this song and tell a bigger story.

The single comes off your new album Delivery and Departure – what’s the story behind the title?

We picked that title because this album departed itself sonically from our first album entitled “Come Home”. We looked at the album as a life cycle from delivery (your birth) to departure (your death) it just felt right.

How was the recording and writing process?

We have been working on these songs since releasing our last album. Ernesto had most of these ideas ready to go and Anna had a couple ideas of her own. As far as recording goes, we recorded the album in just a few days with Mike and Jeff over at Kona Inn Recording. We really made sure the songs were ready to go before hoping in that studio.

What role does California play in your writing?

California plays a huge part in our influence, grabbing inspiration from our daily lives, going on road trips and playing music to anyone who will listen.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Inspiration come from all different sources. Whether something we hear on the radio, something we see in a movie or TV show or even other bands we go out to see. That’s the beauty of music is that you can find inspiration in anything, anytime, anywhere.

Any plans to hit the road?

We just did a two week tour about a month ago to the Pacific Northwest and hoping to get back out on the road very soon. To be honest, being in an independent band can be tricky as everything has to come out of pocket. We all have day jobs at this point but hope to be on the road indefinitely sooner than later.

What else is happening next in The Sound of Ghosts’ world?

We are opening for Oingo Boingo Dance Party on October 21st at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, CA tickets at our website if interested in buying. Other than that we our figuring out how to get out to the east coast and play all the shows we can.

LISTEN HERE:

https://soundcloud.com/thesoundofghosts/train-to-nowhere

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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