The Ghost Ease

June 9, 2015 at 9:28 pm | Posted in Grunge, Music | 1 Comment
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Some of you may remember that grunge music was a thing 20 years ago up here in the Pacific Northwest. You might recall flannel shirts, torn jeans, lamestains, and of course lots of swingin’ on the flippity-flop. It started in Seattle and even made it down to Portland and according to the Ghost Ease it’s still alive in some musty corners of that city. Tagging themselves as grunge they roll over you with some hefty guitar riffs on Canine, the opener to their four song 7-inch which they recently self-released. What I like about Ghost Ease is that they keep the melody at the front and don’t scream which seemed to be big grunge thing. They’re actually more like the Breeders in that they can crank up the noise but also coo in your ear at the same time. Bad Girls sees them marrying grunge with MIA style hip hop. Great stuff. Apparently they’ve recorded a full album with Steve Fisk which hopefully is as inventive and exciting as this single.

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  1. The founder of the band, Jem, currently lives in Seattle, but she began The Ghost Ease in Portland. The band is based out of both cities at the moment, but mainly out of Portland. Also, Steve Fisk recorded their 7″ as well as their full-length.


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