Woah. Vancouver, B.C.’s Apollo Ghosts stealthily released a new album back on 3.31.
Their sophomore album, Mount Benson, is their follow-up to 2009’s debut album, Hastings Sunrise, which was far and away our favorite album last year.
I snagged the album last night and after a quick once through it sounds a bit more polished, but retains all the charms of their debut.
The band manages to effortlessly blend a myriad of indie rock sounds — 80’s post-punk new wave, 90’s slacker guitar rock, a bit of shoegazer, happy hooks, handclaps and sing-a-long melodies.
Ryan Catbird points out that, “Herohill is first out of the gate with a review, already dubbing the record one of their ‘Best of ‘10.’ Oh, and of course, New Pornographer AC Newman has already assessed the record as ‘quite awesome.'”
Awesome it is.
We’ll drop some mp3s and an informal review of the record once we’ve given it some time to sink in. In the meantime, you can pick up a copy Mount Benson from the Apollo Ghosts Myspace.