THE GHOSTS OF SEARCHLIGHT – “HOME”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE
The Ghosts of Searchlight further innovate and evolve their signature heavy instrumental post-rock meets surf rock sound on new full-length album Sprawl, on Lost Future Records.
Somewhere between the roiling surf of the Pacific Ocean and the blinding lights of Las Vegas lies the expanse of the Mojave and the inspiration for the aggressive, surfy sounds of The Ghosts of Searchlight’s brand of instrumental post-rock. Guitarist Brian Horn hails from these places and the journeys in between.
The Ghosts of Searchlight were dead. A part of life that had to be discarded to make room for so many other things. But in recent years as life ground to halt, there was time to decide what could stay, what could go and what needed to be reborn. Sprawl encompasses much of that sense of longing and taking inventory. It’s what brought the Ghosts back to life.
The Ghosts of Searchlight sound is a fusion of aggressive surf melodies with modern post-rock counterpoints, which reflects the places that have shaped the band: the chaotic lights of Las Vegas, the serene beauty of the Mojave, and the siren’s call to the shores of Southern California.
Songwriter Brian Horn explains, “We wanted to expand the Ghosts sound and branch into unexplored territory: a 4-track, some mandolin, strings, even a seven year-old beatboxing. We’re usually a three-piece capturing live energy but this one was all about layering the sounds that either made up life around us at the time or haunted our dreams.”
The Ghosts Of Searchlight
(Lost Future Records)
Release Date: November 19, 2022