DEAD GHOSTS: Love and Death and All the Rest: CD

Nostalgic for an era my parents were barely alive for, Dead Ghosts channel the spirit and energy of rock’n’roll from that time period where it was basically country music. Be prepared for swing beats and desert guitar twang. The song writing is good but uneventful. At its best it sounds like a Black Lips record. At its worse, eh, I’ve still heard worse. There’s nothing to really fault Dead Ghosts with, but it’s not as if they’re reinventing the wheel either. If you have any desire to listen to sloppy cowboy rock, this is a pretty good record. If you don’t, then it isn’t. Simple as that. –Bryan Static (Burger, burgerrecords.org)