New Music Monday: The Ghost Ease

Every Monday we highlight new music from female-fronted bands. Today we’re debuting a new video from The Ghost Ease that features a song off their upcoming live album. 

It’s no surprise that The Ghost Ease recorded their new album, Live from the Banana Stand, in a basement. The band’s lo-fi, garage-rock sound evokes crowded basement shows—they’re the kind of band you’ll feel lucky years from now to have caught in an intimate set at a dive bar. Started as a solo project by singer and guitarist Jem Marie in 2010, The Ghost Ease now includes Nsayi Matingou on drums and Laurence Vidal on bass and has two albums under their belt. 

This video for the song “Supermoon in Scorpio” captures the sincerity and intensity of the band’s live performances. Jem Marie wrote the song back in 2012, when she says she was depressed and living in a “dumpy studio” where the moon shone in the window in a very nice way. “On this particular evening my entire room was lit up by the moon’s silver glow like never before when I turned off all of the lights, plugged in my guitar and hit record on my cassette device,” says Marie. “This is a song of rising above by knowing your own power.”  

The Ghost Ease’s official album release show is at Bunk Bar in Portland on February 27. Check it out! 

by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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