Label: Zanzibar! Records
Bio: Ghost of Monkshood is a psychedelic rock band formed in 2003 as an experimental recording project between Chase Spivey and Chris McDaniel which grew into a full five-piece live project in 2005 before the release of their critically acclaimed album “Spider Through the Fog”. Their next album “Lift”...See Full Bio
"Spider Through the Fog (7.3) immediately immerses you in a rich drone ricocheting between the right and left channels, establishing the limits of the echo chamber the album will ramify within. For the duration, Ghost of Monkshood enliven pillowy analog static and acoustic guitars with flower-child vocals and flickers of vivid detail: There's the weirdly rickety guitar solo on "I Take It"; the ghost of G-funk whistling through "Traces of the Cave"; the gnarled cassette-tape-suicide on "Goddess Hand"; the sudden funk capping "In the Night"; the busted music box on "Capsized". The sweet and the sinister get equal time on Spider Through the Snow, often becoming so blurred as to be indistinguishable, and its to Ghost of Monkshood's credit that the album still comes off as an affable, pleasant surprise, not an endurance test."