The Ghost Party – “Severed Hands”


With the colorful new track “Severed Hands,” Texas-based band The Ghost Party dig firmly into their ’60s psych-forward influences. Its themes “based on a recurring dream and about generally feeling ‘in between’,” “Severed Hands” hypnotizes with its dazed vocals, gentle guitar jangles, and lingering organs. A jumpy guitar line meshes with wordless, aptly ghostly vocals for a chilling effect, culminating in a gorgeously soaring guitar line that adds further to the mysterious sense of bliss-inducing nostalgia.

The band comprises singer-songwriter/guitarist McCullough Ferguson, drummer Victor Sanchez, and bass/keys player Kendrick Ballard. “Severed Hands” was produced by Khruangbin producer Steve Christensen.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Psychedelic Rock.

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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