Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Called a “Band To Watch” by Stereogum, Minus Story offshoot Hospital Ships set to release debut Oh, Ramona this fall on Graveface Records

Jordan Geiger comes packing a sturdy CV - singing and songwriting in Minus Story, playing trumpet and keyboard for Shearwater - and the Hospital Ships material shows it.” – Stereogum (LINK)

“Think Flaming Lips, heavy moog bass, fuzzed vocals and lo-fi psychedelics” – Indie Music Filter

Jordan Geiger, songwriter of Minus Story, trumpet player for Shearwater, guitarist for The Appleseed Cast, and resident of Lawrence, Kansas, brings you his bedroom-pop solo album, Oh, Ramona.

Influenced by the sounds of The Flaming Lips song title from which the name Hospital Ships is drawn, Geiger’s debut exudes a seasoning of classic influences including John Lennon, The Zombies, and ELO to produce a bedroom pop symphony.

Exploring relationships both failed and ongoing with friends, lovers, and pets, Geiger delicately teases the listener with his boyish tenor of a voice. In the background, muted horns swell, pianos twinkle, and percussion marches in step.

Mixed mostly by John Congleton (Explosions In The Sky, Modest Mouse, The Mountain Goats, The Polyphonic Spree), Oh, Ramona is the culmination of over two and half years of writing and recording. Highlights include the upbeat opener “Bitter Radio Single,” (MP3) the symphonic majesty of “I Want It To Get Out,” the tender “Girls,” and the truly pet sounds-influenced title track.

This record comes packaged in an 18pt chipboard gatefold sleeve and is lovingly hand assembled by Graveface Records.

Oh, Ramona Tracklisting:
Release Date: October 21st, 2008

01. Bitter Radio Single (MP3)
02. Baby For J.
03. I Do Not Understand
04. The Shots I Drank
05. Sink Your Teeth Into Me
06. I Want It To Get Out
07. Girls
08. Mockingbird
09. Oh, No
10. Oh, Ramona
11. Tired of Growing Old
12. More Than You Know
13. Your Heart
14. Yellow Rubber Nails

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