Our Ways Are Strange & Foreign
Seattle's Ghost Lobby draws upon varied influences, creative song structures, soulful cadences, and irresistible hooks to craft a sound all their own. With their broad interpretation of Indie rock, the band toys with expectation and crosses stylistic borders without fear. Their latest offering, Our Ways Are Strange and Foreign, is a shining example of the group's range and ability. With the melodic sensibility of Spoon, the inventiveness of Broken Social Scene, and TV on the Radio's genre-defiance, the album stirs with emotion and sparkles with energy. From the jangle pop of 'Captive Audience,' through the floaty and haunting feel of 'The Hours,' to the sultry vocals of 'If You Wanted To,' there is something undoubtedly compelling about this record. Good in a weird way and weird in a great way, Ghost Lobby's methods might be strange and foreign, but their results never disappoint.