Comet Gain – Paperback Ghosts

Paperback GhostsComet Gain are back with their seventh release Paperback Ghosts, and it’s a work of art. An accomplished concept album, the Comets have outdone themselves bringing together a lifetime of experience and shared love of music.

The lyrics alone on this record are enchanting. Comet Gain are as much poets are they are musicians; but they’re not wankers either. Their words are unpretentious, visceral and blunt; but best of all, wildly creative. The lyrical brilliance of Paperback Ghosts is by far one of its strongest features.

Songs about lost loves and stories from beyond the grave are weaved together like a delicate tapestry; “Sad Love And Other Short Stories” is a bittersweet gem, while “An Orchid Stuck Inside Her Throat” is unnerving yet picturesque. David Feck’s vocals are smooth as caramel on this album, a departure from the Comets’ mostly garage sound of the past. His voice really shows off the excellent production values of the record on tracks such as “Long After Tonight’s Candles Are Blown”. Rachel Evans’ more rustic vocals ensure Feck’s voice doesn’t become repetitive, and brings to life “Far From The Pavilion”, an infectiously upbeat song. The two come together in perfect balance most notably on “Sixteen Oh Four”.

There’s still a couple of tracks that have the familiar garage sound of the Comets’ older stuff however, like “Avenue Girls” and “Confessions of A Daydream” which loyal fans will love and appreciate. The album has a folk-rock feel that makes you feel warm, despite how sad the songs are. There are many stand-out tracks, but some that shine most brightly include “Sad Love and Other Short Stories”, “Long After Tonight’s Candles Are Blown” and “Your Haunted Heart”.

Paperback Ghosts is melancholy, happy and sad all at once. A beautiful album from this veteran band.

Release: 7th July 2014, Fortuna POP!

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