You might remember Steve Schiltz as the singer/songwriting force behind veteran indie band Longwave. Well, he recently expanded his musical franchise, writing and recording a new solo album dubbed Tonight is the Ghost under the moniker Hurricane Bells. It was supposed to be a self-released...that is until Schiltz placed his album b-side "Monsters" on the New Moon soundtrack. Queue mass, teenage hysteria and Debby Gibson style mall performances.
"This Year", however, comes straight from the main release, and brings with it a rather endearing music video as well. Here, new beginnings, far flung adventures, and love at first all circle around a central cast of little people....er, sorry. I mean Little People...like the ones you played with when you were a tiny tot.
Tonight is the Ghost is out now on Vagrant Records. Look for a swirl of Hurricane Bells activity later this winter/spring, as well as a Guest Apartment session right here on Baeble. - David Pitz