Dash Hammerstein – “Ghost Dance”


Last week marked the release of Dash Hammerstein’s new album Wild Apples, expanding upon the clever, melodic songwriting shown throughout the years on tracks like “Down Down Boy” and “I Should Know Better By Now.” The release shows both tranquil sounds, like “Moon Song” and the smooth string-tinged yearning of “Ghost Dance,” as well as the bouncy twang of “San Francisco Girls.” I’m particularly partial to “Ghost Dance,” touting a suave, lounge-friendly feel with jazzy rhythms and a haunting vocal hook, which expands into a bouncier outfit during the excellent “breaks my heart,” hook. Aesthetically, I’m reminded of The Last Shadow Puppets. Wild Apples is certainly worth checking out.

“Ghost Dance” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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