Love Ghost

June 14, 2021

photo credit- Robert Redd

Love clings to you forever whether you’re in it or out of it. Like an apparition you can’t shake, it never leaves. The music of Love Ghost haunts in a similar fashion. The Los Angeles quintet—Finnegan Bell [lead vocals, guitar], Ryan Stevens [bass, backing vocals], Daniel Alcala [guitar, engineer, backing vocals], Samson Young [drums, backing vocals], and Cory Batchler [keys, backing vocals]—crawl into a space between ethereal grunge and lo-fi bedroom hip-hop punctuated by emotional delivery and airy hooks.

Long after the heyday of Alternative Nation, Finnegan stumbled upon his parents’ copy of Nevermind and fell under the spell of grunge. At 13-years-old, he grabbed an acoustic guitar and played in coffee houses and backyards around L.A. Inspired by The Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Juice WRLD, XXXTentacion, Lil Peep, City Morgue, and $uicideboy$, he quietly cultivated a sound akin to “if Lil’ Peep and Nirvana had a baby.” With the lineup in place, they hit their stride in 2019 and attracted praise from Alternative Press, Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Elicit Magazine, Buzz Bands LA, Alternative Addiction and many others. Building an international fan base, they even toured Ireland, Japan, and Ecuador. Teaming up with producer Danny Saber [Marilyn Manson, Madonna, Alice Cooper], Love Ghost got to work on releasing singles on a monthly basis. Generating millions of streams and views to date, they have been featured on coveted playlists such as Alternative Beats and New Noise (twice) on Spotify, Breaking Hard Rock (4 times), Fresh Blood and Rise and Grind on Apple Music, SoundCloud (Fresh Pressed, Amped Rock and Rock for Running: Sprint), and New Punk Now (twice) on Pandora. Their song I’ll be “fine” has over 2 million views on YouTube and was on the Alternative Radio Charts for 4 weeks in the summer of 2020. The group conjure a style equally informed by Seattle tradition and Souncloud-era fearlessness with more music on the horizon.

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Music Video directed, edited and photographed by: Taylor Lamb "Fade Away" produced, by: Daniel Alcala Vocal Engineering: Eric Denniston Song written and performed by: Love Ghost

Los Angeles based Alt Rock band Love Ghost are back with their latest song “Fade Away (Shave My Head)”. The song is a return to the roots of the grunge music which inspired them to make music in the first place. The song is accompanied by a raw, gritty music video.

Video Credits: LG3

“Shine Like Gold” combines grunge guitar and an Emo-trap vibe to create a Cali-cool track and video. Lead singer Finnegan Bell explains, “We all have a part of us that shines through, that shines like gold. This song celebrates that uniqueness in all of us.” The song was self-produced by the band. The video was shot at iconic Venice Beach and captures wavy summertime vibes. We enlisted the help of proffessional skateboarder Bennett Harada and roller skater Victoria Magrini.

Checkout "Shine Like Gold" on Indieartst Radio or on the go with Apple Music.