After my recent review of their first E.P. Ignorance and Lies, I had a chance to talk with the members of Ghosts of Eden. I was interested in learning more about this band who is the talk of the town in New York.
Ignorance and Lies has only been out since January, yet they've been featured in EspyRock (U.K.),
they've been getting radio airplay, they're currently #78 out of over 4,000 bands on ReverbNation, and their live interview for RockMetalInc has been spreading all over the Internet like wildfire.
No small feat for an unsigned band in a city like New York, and without a PR company or manager. So far they've managed to stir up interest on just a wing and a prayer — and a powerhouse of musical talent. With just one listen to my favorite cut off the E.P., "Heartbreak Crutch", you'll understand why I predicted that these guys are headed for a record label bidding war.
Ghosts of Eden have also gotten support from GothamRocks who have been instrumental in introducing them, along with many other acts, to live audiences around New York and neighboring areas.
I first spoke with the entire band, and then followed up with members Tom (lead vocals) and Miles (bass guitar) after their latest show at Six Flags, NJ.
Next week I'll be talking to them about their song writing process, as well as where, and more importantly, how they self-produced Ignorance and Lies. Amazingly, the sound quality of their four song E.P. is better than most bands who go into the studio with a producer.
It's an exciting thing to be there as a new band starts to make their break-through. I can only say that these guys are riding high on a tidal wave of positive energy and pure joy in the journey. Their enthusiasm, like their music, is infectious.