It's been four years since Portland, Oregon's psychpop quartet UHF has
released an album, but they're making up for this lengthy hiatus with
HERE COME THE GHOSTS, a twenty-one track double LP that covers
grand and exciting new territory. 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 (most songs were recorded live in the studio) than any of
UHF's previous four studio releases. 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.