It’s been four years since Portland, Oregon’s psychpop quartet UHF has released an album, but they’ve more than made up for it with HERE COME THE GHOSTS, a genre-bending journey of 21 tracks on both double vinyl and double CD. From driving psychpop mood pieces to intimate and melancholy character sketches, it’s an album full of devious lyrical turns, subtle sonic shifts, and solid psychpop songcraft. GHOSTS has UHF stretching themselves like never before.
Straying from the psychedelic soundscapes of their previous (and critically acclaimed) releases, GHOSTS is more stark, more relaxed, more live (much of the album was recorded live in the studio) than any of UHF’s previous studio records. Thematically, the album is about relationships: past, present, living, dead... and undead. The journey is at times disturbing, uplifting, humorous, desperate, romantic, angry, confused, and reckless but always infused with an emotional honesty and musicality that evokes bands like Secret Machines, The The and Stone Roses, while venturing side trips into territory reminiscent of early 70’s AM radio.
HERE COME THE GHOSTS is an eclectic and mysterious double LP that doesn’t wear out its welcome, and invites you to delve into the captivating world of its spirits and phantoms... maybe you’ll even meet some of your own there.
• “One of the best emerging new U.S. bands you’ve never heard of.”—Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover
• “The feel of ready-made minor classics.”—Amplifier Magazine
• “UHF can proudly add its name to the list of American psych/rock luminaries.”—High Bias
• “These days, strong songwriters are much harder to come by, and it’s here that UHF truly excels.”—San Diego Union Tribune