Breathe EP

by Simon's Ghost

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A combination of spiky post-punk with indie sensibilities, complete with understated Morrissey cover. Genuine comments from listeners:They remind me of Joy Division. interesting and complex. The band reminds me of Deathcab for Cutie...I get kind of an 80's goth vibe...which is cool really good, avant garde sound has a 1980s/90s vibe. Sounds like a combination of the Talking Heads and the punk, nearly gothic, Joy Division, but could be Nick Cave...maybe some Devo thrown in...a little menace and perhaps paranoia...


released October 1, 2017


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Chris Smillie has been writing songs forever under a few different names but the one he always come back to is ‘Simon’s Ghost’. The name is derived from a particularly good track by Factory Records band, Crispy Ambulance from the album, The Plateau Phase.

The first album, A Sea of Stars, is lo-fi electronica - New Order with Casiotones. The second, Cold, is a far harder new wave guitar sound.
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Track Name: Breathe
Just where do I become content?
These sins surrounding me.
This distraction, a heart-strung reaction
Open hands and fractured smiles.
Oh, the veils, veils, veils
All the time, surrounding me.
I'll never be hurt this way again,
Ridding myself of niaive content.

It's nothing, my feelings
It's something, I've known

I could almost hear her breathe
You could feel her breath upon you.

And so it had to end
A ghost, a pill, a forgotten friend.
It's just Like Mother said,
Read it once then leave again.
Track Name: Eilean
I've been called away by my own name
In another's tongue, somehow familiar
One moment of beauty
Looking at land and sea
I lost my identity
Found stillness within me

Unguided by Man but by the distant seas of fate
The love of the Earth in this special place
But there's so much more to the land
when the spirit sees
The whole world within me
Track Name: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name (Morrissey cover)
A child in a curious phase
A man with sullen ways
Oh, I know very well how I got my name

You think you were my first love
You think you were my first love, but you're wrong
You were the only one
Who's come and gone

When thirteen years old
Who dyed his hair gold ?
Oh, I know very well, I don't need to be told

You think you were my first love
You think you were my first love, but you're wrong
You were the only one
Who's come and gone

You were the only one
Who's come and gone

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