The songs of Ghost Town were written as a teenager, between the ages of 16 and 19. Going back and revisiting them felt in many ways similar to finding a long forgotten high school journal buried in a box: awkward, even embarrassing, yet strangely comforting.
These new recordings were done in my bedroom; idling garbage trucks, clanging radiators, and upstairs neighbors with improbably loud footsteps all make cameos. I'm currently working on a full length album of new material in a proper studio, to be released later this year, but I hope in the meantime you enjoy this collection of songs about long ago, far away towns and the ghosts that still inhabit them.
Ghost Town is dedicated to Jim Grimsley and Scott Heim, whose work inspired and informed these recordings.
released 26 April 2011
All songs written, performed, and recorded by Matthew Connor.
Mastered by Clint Sand at 0xf8 Studios, www.0xf8studios.com.
Cover photograph by Nicole Elkins.