"Ghost Notes" - Hear Ya Review

The first track on Everest’s debut release Ghost Notes is damn near perfect. If I listened to FM radio anymore, this is a song I’d expect to hear and actually enjoy. The band is comprised of seasoned musicians out of the Los Angeles scene who’ve spent time performing in acts such as Sebadoh, the Folk Implosion, Earlimart, Mike Stinson, Slydell, eels, John Vanderslice, and the Watson Twins. Not only do they have pedigree, but they have the chops to live up to it.

Ghost Notes is a great listen from start to finish. The album kicks off with “Rebels in the Roses,” a highly addictive tune that would fit nicely in Ryan Adams’ song catalog. The band is made up of a group of good pals that love music and that’s what the album sounds like. It’s effortless. And as the album winds down with the subtly stunning “Stumble Waltz” and the slow burn of “Standing By,” I remind myself that this is Everest’s first effort. This group that started as a few friends playing together just because it felt good, may end up being named in the same breath as bands like The Jayhawks, Whiskeytown, and Wilco.

After all, My Morning Jacket just hand picked them to open on their upcoming tour…