Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger - Acoustic Sessions
I was first introduced to The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, the brain child of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, this past summer when they performed at one of Joseph Gordon Levitt's Summer in the City for his collective HitRECord. Their songs were as eerie as they were captivating, as quirky as they were genius. However, as quickly as they took to the stage, they were gone like stealthy musical ninjas. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon their "debut" album Acoustic Sessions at my local music store. From the second their voices enter in lead track "Lavender Road", you understand exactly why the two are in a musical project together. Their voices weave effortless together and their multi-instrumentalism compliments each other perfectly.
With songs like "Shroedinger's Cat", "Candy Necklace", and "Robot Boy" among others, GOASTT create brilliantly off-kilter fairy tales sometimes sunny, sometimes dark, always creatively original, and tinged with bits of psychedelica. You probably haven't heard anything like The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger's Acoustic Sessions which is a gift in itself. The other is the raw talent you'll get to experience if you buy the album. So do yourself and grab it! You won't regret it.
Get a taste of The GOASTT with their Tiny Desk Concert at NPR: