For those of us who enjoy a nice walk down memory lane, M83’s Saturdays=Youth is a blissful reminder of new wave days gone by. For those who follow M83 closely, 2003’s Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts is the essential album in the band’s canon.
After that album’s tour, founding members Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau split, leaving Gonzalez to carry on alone. Now, six years later, Fromageau has resurfaced as Team Ghost.
The sound of Team Ghost doesn’t reside far from M83; perhaps in a darker corner of the same shoegaze/dream pop cul-de-sac. Take the latest EP’s majestic opener, “High Hopes”:
There’s certainly a soundtrack quality to Team Ghost, wonderfully exemplified in this unofficial video for “Signs & Wonders”:
Team Ghost’s first EP showed more of Fromageau’s pop side. “A Glorious Time” is quite reminiscent of dream pop Danes, Mew:
Kinda makes you want to stare out the classroom window at a passing rainstorm. Or something.