We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Josh Mover & The Shakers’ new EP Into A Ghost (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released on February 16, 2018.
Josh Mover commented:
“These songs were birthed after a break-up I really didn’t want to accept. I wrote most of these songs on the ukulele, probably with some kind of food stain on my pants and a bag of carrots and hummus nearby. With the exception of Box in the Sky, which is a little more forward-looking and hopeful (yet still quite creepy) song on the record, they all deal with coping with the end of a relationship – from processing those negative vindictive feelings that can come with rejection, to the feelings of self-pity and self-doubt and finally acceptance.
Originally, I wrote all these songs on the ukulele and then learned them on the guitar and with the musicians on the record and my live band. It’s been interesting and really fun to see how they have morphed from being these novel little ukulele ditties to the much fuller sounds that we have gotten out of them with the band.”
About the band:
Sarcastic, but direct. Caustic, but melodic. Cutting, but heartfelt. Smart ass, but working class. Josh Mover & The Shakers new EP is a study in juxtaposition. ‘Into a ghost’ is confounding in the best way. Is this a punk rock record? Pub rocket? Elvis Costello reborn? A takedown of modern romance? A plea to the forgotten? A million questions, and one answer: a absolute earworm of a listen. Sit down, grab a whiskey, and hopefully a lyric sheet. Every witticism is a must hear.
Mastered by David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene) and recorded and mixed at Union Sound Company by Ian Gomes (Odonis Odonis, Teenanger), this record was all recorded in two days in early September, with Josh pulling together his close friends and talented Toronto rock alumni to play on this record. Ben Reinhartz (Dilly Dally) is behind the kit and Mathew Wronski (The Sulks) lays down the bass – while Joseph Landau (ex-formalists) Will Hunter (The Nutrients) and Clara Klein round out the line-up. Let every moment over take you. Let the sonics overtake you. But remember, there is no love here. There’s only a ghost.