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Mouth of Ghosts

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The culmination of several years of dedicatedly probing numerous stylistic avenues, Mouth of Ghosts’ self-titled 2019 debut LP reflects a complex musical journey which offers listeners the opportunity to explore a diverse collection of textures and tones within a single cohesive experience. Where the inaugural EP “When The Sun Sets” exhibits heavy influence of trip-hop/alternative blended acts such as Portishead, “Mouth of Ghosts” reveals the continued layering of new inspirations, surveying heavier rock elements balanced with electronic textures, and a desire to plumb the shadowy depths of moodier tones while retaining strong pop sensibilities.

It is immediately clear from the lead track “The Price” that this is a record that is hard-hitting and cuts right to the heart; truly anthemic and featuring a soaring chorus rich with emotional resonance, it’s the quintessential front and center single, a clear mission statement that sets the tone for everything to come. Following in its considerable wake listeners will discover moments of brooding atmospherics (“Lost”, “Somebody Like You”), sultry playfulness (“Downfall,” “Sudden Lights”), and muscular volume (“See My Face”), all coalescing harmoniously on a dynamically varied canvas. The compositions are accented by orchestral elements and electronic arrangements that deepen their impact, making Mouth of Ghosts an abundant and well-rounded listening experience for those who enjoy artists ranging anywhere from Portishead to Deftones to Chelsea Wolfe to Arcade Fire.



Recommended if you like: Portishead, Radiohead, Arcade Fire.

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released July 26, 2019

MOUTH OF GHOSTS IS Simon Langford - Guitar, Synth, Drums (on Sudden Lights)

PERSONNEL
Silke - Vocals
Austin Donoho - Guitar
Charles Berthoud - Bass
Caleb Gilbreath - Drums
Valerie Deniz: Vocals on Downfall, Synth on Undo
Isaac Wriston: Bass on See My Face
Rick Curran: Cello, Violin, Viola on Somebody Like You
Dave Roe: Bass on I'll Wait

CREDITS
Produced by Simon Langford. Additional production by Chris Coulter at Decimal Studios, London.
Mixed and mastered by Chris Coulter at Decimal Studios, London.

All songs written by Simon Langford and Eliza Zoot, except for The Price (Simon Langford and Tatiana Gomez), Downfall (Valerie Deniz)

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Mouth Of Ghosts are a band from London who make moody, textured music, fuelled by soaring vocals, ragged guitars and distant electronics.

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Track Name: The Price
Swallow me whole
And spit me out
I know
I’m disposable
A little toy
For you to play with
Set me aside
Leave me behind
Because your touch’s
Not worth the price
All I wanted to be
Was someone you’d need
For all eternity
Pull apart my greed
Living deep in me
A flaw I can’t quite supersede
Hold me close
Just for a second more
Fleeting touch
Inside I know
The truth behind your eyes
Though you entice
I must be wise
And so I ask you
I ask you
Leave me behind
It’s not worth the price
It felt a little too right
Those empty promises
Things you would hide
My blind trust blurred my sight
I feel I’m seeing for the first time
Track Name: Lost
When you speak to me
I can't feel the earth
It stops spinning
When you set me free
I can't feel my heart
It stops beating

Are we lost or is it just another way back home

When you sing to me
I can't feel my breath
It starts burning
As far as I can see
You can't turn this off
You're still yearning

Can you hear my steps now I'm coming home
Can you smell my fear now I'm on my way
Can you taste my skin now I'm coming home
Let me show you what's waiting
Track Name: Downfall
What have I done here
You read minds don't you
You knew that this was coming
Yourself aside

My selfish behaviour
Your selfless nature
Our love is going missing
There is no calming down

It's our miracles gone wrong
For better for worse
My soul has gone all missing
My heart is melting down and

Downfall is our secret code
Coding feelings abort
It's our failing mission
It has to stop

Now I'm calling for a truce
If only we could find all the faith I misplaced
Dancing with a fire that we never knew how to tame, have we failed?
Track Name: See My Face
Look look look around
The whole world is upside down
Never taken seriously
I can smell the leaves they're burning
I'm so afraid of the night

Reach out to me
Colours are faded now in time
Echoes of an empty promise
Say you'll believe
Our stories are dying out again

Look look look around
See them go they're on the run
Close your eyes don't think just breathe
Can you hear me calling your name
Protect me now from the night

Can you remember the first smell of winter
How it was before it all went south
If you sit down and really think now
Can you see my face?
Track Name: Sudden Lights
Like a siren across the waves she calls
Can you resist her when she does
A web of silence around you she'll unfold
Until there's no one left to dance

Your sudden lights suddenly are slipping away
And I don't know if i'll return
Will you let me in, shouldn't have let you go

Like the circles inside a tree she swoons
Sends you spinning around and around
Adjust the tightness of the grip she holds
Until there's nowhere left to run

I hear voices everywhere echoes through the land
I can't escape the notes you're singing they poison the air
Track Name: Somebody Like You
Only time will tell if you've been a liar
Only time will tell if you stole what you craved

As for me I knew I shouldn't have trusted somebody like you
Silly me for loving you
How could I love somebody like you

Only time will tell if I'll be a survivor
I'm still feeling your touch on the back of my neck and it's soft
Track Name: Home
Can you see them, we're outnumbered, take cover now
All around us it's a graveyard it's a ghost town
Fire all around

Don't forget about tomorrow
Can you feel the sound you want to follow
Let it guide you home

Step back into my arms

Have you been down by the main road it's all dust now
There's no way back to the place where you were born you were number one fire all around

Don't forget about tomorrow
Don't forget about your sorrow
Track Name: When The Sun Sets
Come down, 'till you see the light
Don't think you know me
I sit on the roof above the city

Take a walk take a step outside
Maybe you'll find me
I lay on the ground above the city

And when the sun sets
I'll come out in the dark
I'll watch over your dreams, I'll watch over your dreams
When the sun sets

Oh now don't you think it's time
Pack your stuff and leave [pack your stuff and leave]
There's a better place waiting for you on the other side of the sea

Take a walk take a step outside
Maybe you'll find me
I seat on the seat behind you baby

And when the sun sets
I'll come out in the dark
I'll watch over your dreams, I'll watch over your dreams
When the sun sets

Oh if you only knew that I'm lonely
Oh if you'd only come with me my baby

And when the sun sets
I'll come out in the dark
I'll watch over your dreams, I'll watch over your dreams
When the sun sets
Track Name: I'll Wait
you don't appreciate my attitude
all that I can say is I reciprocate
What are we gonna do
are we gonna chase the rabbit down the black hole
Are we gonna let the river flow
Until we've got nothing left but just our wet clothes
I don't know let me think

Sure I can stop by
And wait all night
Until I see you float by under the moonlight

Underestimate me at your own risk
I'll never forgot, never come through
What are we gonna do
are we gonna chase the rabbit down the black hole
Are we gonna let the river flow
Until we've got nothing left but just our wet clothes
I don't know Let me think

I'll wait for you and wait forever
Track Name: Undo
The piano is quiet now
Will it ever play another song?
For me to sing along to those melodies
I used to know so well
Because we're not dancing anymore
I guess we're on the road

I miss the smell of rain
When are we going back?
To be who we were before we let it all go
Because I don't like what we've become
Again we're on the road

Press undo love bring back the days I used to know
Please be true love bring back the me I used to know

I miss those sleepless nights
When everything seemed possible
I've been away for too long I want to go home
Because you can't feel me anymore
And I can't feel our love anymore
Again we're on the road

Pack your bags again we're leaving
We'll need to travel light we belong on the road

Press undo love bring back the days I used to know
Please be true love bring back the me I used to know
Where is she now is she gone?
Can you call her home to say I said hello

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