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Songs from Studio East: Ghost Heart

Jun 11, 2015

 

Ghost Heart performs in-studio at Michigan Radio
Credit Benjamin Foote

When the Grand Rapids band Ghost Heart plays live, it’s a performance spectacle. They played in-studio at Michigan Radio as part of Songs from Studio East.

 

You have to check out the rhythm section of this band. Their drum kit  has the standard snares and symbols, but it also has a bike wheel popping out the back. And instead of being tucked way back behind the band, the drum kit is front and center when Ghost Heart performs, and everyone in the band gets involved. At points the whole band gathers around the kit and everyone is adding some sort of percussion element to the music

 

The music really comes to life when vocalist and lyricist Tim Brockerick adds in some samples and sings long legato lines. He talked about the band's latest album with Michigan Radio's Emily Fox.

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