Excuse me as I plug myself into the amazing sounds of Phantasia’s Ghost Stories album that is out now via Beach Impediment Records! I’ve been bumpin’ this gem lately real talk. “All the Flowers” is the JAM — the chorus is neverending ear candy that gets to the point! Imagine if Altered Images, Dexy and the Midnight Runners, Siouxie Sioux, and Bruce Springsteen all decided to get their jam on together, the outcome would be the sibling to Phantasia.
I love the urgency of their songs, like “Out of Spite” and “Fate of the Martyr,” because they pack the kind of melodic punches that keeps me coming back. Ok, ok, one of my Big Tunes from Ghost Stories is “Falling Falling,” this sun-kissed blissed-out gem makes me smile!!! The break on “Summer” makes want to stare out a Venice Beach Sunset while thinking about how rad nature is!
I can’t lie, I want to microdose some shrooms and see Phantasia live — that would be some sick shit!!! I love that this band has created an album from such a genuine place of honest and passion. This is not a record that is going to be with me for a year, this is a record that is going to be with me for a life time! Yo Phantasia, y’all did it — BIG RESPECT DUE!