With the help of some Brooklynite multi-instrumentalists, Justin Stiver and Justin Gonzalez worked under the moniker Pet Ghost Project and created the album Shelf Life, their most ambitious and uncompromising work to date. Shelf Life follows a loose theme of defiant dreams and crushing realities and the sound is full of noise, texture, ambience, and unexpected left turns, all of which remains highly melodic and memorable. One thing that really stands out when listening to Pet Ghost Project is the passion that goes in to creating the music.
Pet Ghost Project retain a rare quality seldom found in the creative world these days. A passion for art that requires significant sacrifice, a gamble to win, a constant struggle against time itself. For the listener though, it is evident that the sacrifice is worth the reward. [via]
Pet Ghost Project’s sound has been compared to Neutral Milk Hotel, Animal Collective, Pavement and Tortoise but the single “Glitch Shake” reminds me mostly of Dinosaur Feathers. Check out the hauntingly beautiful single “Glitch Shake” below. Shelf Life will be out on Paper Garden Records on February 15th!
02/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Satellite Lounge
02/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Fort Uselss (Record Release Party!)
04/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield (The Brainwave Festival)