Baby Ghosts - Ghost In A Vacuum [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)
Staff Review

Baby Ghosts

Ghost In A Vacuum [7-inch] (2013)

Lost Cat Records

Baby Ghosts' previous musical efforts always came off as fun and quirky, and what better way for this Salt Lake City team to remind us of their dynamic than with Ghost In A Vacuum. It's just four tracks, but well worth the effort as it brings out their sound fully and judging from what they've done here, it'd be a great foundation for a new LP. You get the best of what they can do in under 12 minutes.

"Heaven Is A Place In Space" is poppy and within its catchiness there's a brilliant punk feel brought out by the piercing guitars. It's girlie-punk and when you discern the indie-pop vibe that follows in "Gravy Brain," you're struck with the band's affinity to make 'cute' music so appealing. They've always prided themselves on their anime-punk and catchy garage sound, and it's splendid how they make this work over and over again.

The EP has a grainy feel to it and it's well-suited. Queue "Married Alive," which pokes fun at marriage actually being a death sentence and you realize how enjoyable the band are once you don't take them that seriously. "Love Me Buy Can't" rounds off a spunky four-tracker that lends credence to Baby Ghosts' reputation as a band that's ready to stay true to their style and deliver.