Beauty School – Ghost Beach
A self-described 5 song elegy to summer, 15 seconds into “Star Sign” (the first track) and it is fairly clear that this is a translucent reflection on something more than seasonal. Yet Ghost Beach (the Chicago outfit’s first EP), while certainly reflective, is simple, emotionally pithy, and without any fat to trim. Honestly I think my favorite lyrics on the whole EP are the first two: “Never cared about your star sign/until it became an excuse/I never cared about commitment until you cut me loose.” Who hasn’t felt that? If you say “I, me, myself,” I know that you’re a liar and exactly who you’re voting for.