National Music Reviews November 2015

Review: Dirty Ghosts – Let It Pretend

Share this:Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Pin on Pinterest0

Dirty Ghosts – Let It Pretend

Dirty Ghosts
Let It Pretend

Last Gang Records
Street: 10.02
Dirty Ghosts = Yeah Yeah Yeahs + Duran Duran The Power Station

Dirty Ghosts’ acclaimed album Metal Moon has a follow up called Let It Pretend, and it is a dancing—no, twerking—good time. Allyson Baker is in her best Robert Smith-meets-disenchanted-’80s-punker swing, and the San Francisco rockers seem well on their way to etching their name into the indie/alt scene. If you need a dance break, check out the chuckle inducing video for “Cataract,” directed by Adult Swim’s Derrick Beckles. For some Devo fun listen to “Let It Pretend,” but for early No Doubt swagger listen to “Siamese Dogs.” Point being, this album has range and fits neatly into any playlist. I suggest a goodbye summer late-night drive with the windows down for Let It Pretend. Enjoy! –Benjamin Tilton