How creepy are your favorite, classic, songs? Apparently, after listening to the newest album by no:carrier. pretty scary. The ambitious and melancholic new EP of California-themed covers by San Francisco’s electro noire pop duo no:carrier. The four songs on the newest EP, “Ghosts of the West Coast” depict a darker side of songwriter/producer Chris Wirsig’s adoptive home of California. Each song is a cover sung by separate guest vocalists from the West Coast and no:carrier’s own singer Cynthia Wechselberger.
The songs on Ghosts of the West Coast show the American dream gone wrong with a stalking ex-boyfriend looking for his lost love at the end of the summer (Don Henley’s “The Boys Of Summer”), the perils of fame and showbiz (Belinda Carlisle’s “California”), lost dreams and fortunes leading to homelessness (Tony Carey’s “Room With A View”), and again, lost love (Irish traditional “She Moved Through The Fair”). All of these covers give a nice twist on the already amazing songs! The dark twist makes you really listen to the lyrics of the songs and makes you realize what they are truly about. This EP is very unique is really awesome. The only way to truly give you the full effect is by listening to it.
Apart from Cynthia, who sings the somber, “She Moved Through The Fair“, the singers are: Melissa Harding (“California”), who already worked with artists like Mötley Crüe, Sixx.A.M. and 30 Seconds To Mars, Kalib DuArte (“The Boys Of Summer“), who is best known as the lead singer of Audio Terrorist, and Lauralee Brown (“Room With A View”), a well-known singer/songwriter in the San Francisco Bay Area.
You can listen to these guys’ previous work on YouTube! Check out their video for, “Last Scene” down below! Enjoy!