By Staff on September 20, 2013
As we move in space and time closer and closer to this year's Culture Collide, we're eating, drinking, living and breathing great international music. Today we're psyched to exclusively share an acoustic track from one of our favorite New Zealand exports: Ghost Wave.
Check out the minimalist version of "Here She Comes," the group's first single off of their debut LP Ages now!
While the acoustic version does slow "Here She Comes" down to a more relaxed pace, it maintains the strong beat, classic guitar riffs and ethereal vocals of the Auckland quartet's original lead single.
Ghost Wave's creator and lead singer, Matthew L. Paul, told us all of the elements of what went into creating the acoustic version:
"Wrote this song a couple years ago now, it came off a lot more driving than the original version. It's not really a song that's hard to decipher, it's about a girl. The bassline and tambourine thing is what came first, then after that I used to have an old boss tremolo pedal and kind of had the alternating guitar line floating in there. The acoustic version we did a few months ago at our old studio space above the Flying Nun office, it kind of has traces of the original with a new melody line... it's made up of quite basic elements which is how I like things, from memory i think we used a korg, an unplugged twelve string, and a few other things i can't really remember too clear, just kind of a mix of acoustic feeling instruments. It was nice to get the song feeling a little more slow and relaxed."
Listen to the stripped down version of "Here She Comes" below and make sure to grab your wristbands to catch Ghost Wave at Culture Collide next month.