MONSTER MOVIEEveryone is a Ghost is the latest downer-pop showcase from Monster Movie, the London-based duo of Christian Savill (Slowdive) and Sean Hewson. 2010 marks the pair’s twentieth anniversary of working together and tenth anniversary of recording and performing as Monster Movie. Savill and Hewson have been slowly developing their synth-kissed sound, weaving it through tales of birth, death, marriage, divorce and costly changes of address. The duo considers Everyone is a Ghost to be their most consistent album to date, having found that their songwriting styles have become more similar over the years. This release distills the expansive shoegazing bliss-wall of Slowdive into intensely catchy pop songs played out on guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, percussion and a range of synthesizers. Everyone is a Ghost brings to mind the experimental pop atmospherics of David Bowie’s Low, the male/female vocal harmonics of My Bloody Valentine and Grandaddy’s electronica-laced sunny pop nostalgia.
Everyone is a Ghost is comprised of 13 songs (10 for the CD, 2 bonus tracks for vinyl and 1 for download) written and recorded in six cities across the U.S. and U.K. Savill and Hewson were particularly excited by the collaborative process of making the album, which features guest appearances from Ryan Graveface (Dreamend, Black Moth Super Rainbow), Sophie Pittaway, Rachel Staggs (Experimental Aircraft) and artwork from Will Schaff, who’s set ink to paper for Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia, Kid Dakota and more. Monster Movie’s Everyone Is A Ghost will be released on April 6th on Graveface Records, packaged in a Stoughton “Old Style” gatefold jacket for both the LP and CD. The CD s limited to 2,000 copies, and the first press of the LP is 500 copies.
GRAVE048 : Everyone is a Ghost CD/ LP
GRAVE024 : All Lost CD
GRAVE012 : Transistor MINI-LP
GRAVE007 : Preface split EP with dreamend (OUT OF PRINT)