words by Michael Todd | photo by Angie Norman
Simon Joyner sings, "When you see a sunset, find a horse and ride away." Through the swirling winds of noise, you can see his eyes closed, with the shadow from his cowboy hat falling down and falling away with each beat of hooves.
Along with that steady deathmarch of drums, it's a foreboding bassline that drives "Vertigo," the opening track off Ghosts, which is due out on Aug. 14. The minor sixths and half-steps up from E backdrop the character's want to fly away and the wicked ways with which they try to do just that.
Following our premiere of Ingrained's live video of "Red Bandana Blues," and the two tracks released so far on Joyner's website, the premiered songs are but a fourth of the double album to come. Joyner helped pay for the production of Ghosts with a spilling-over successful Kickstarter, and will release the four sides of all-analog music on Sing, Eunuchs! with distribution help from Ba-Da-Bing Records and Revolver.
Michael Todd is Hear Nebraska's managing editor. He is hoping to manage not to reveal his overwhelming admiration for Simon Joyner in this tagline. Phew, made it. Reach Michael at email@example.com.