Hope Anchor – Beautiful Corpses
In terms of getting into the Halloween spirit, it doesn’t get any better than going to the release show for an album called Beautiful Corpses. Hope Anchor guitarist Terry Linehan warned me a few months ago that this would be their goth record. First impressions of Beautiful Corpses are that it does have a noticeably darker and urgent feel. “You Alone” kicks off with an ’80s U2-styled guitar riff before pulling the indie rock curtains over the beat. “Dead Gone” is another slab of indie rock that reminds me of some descendant of Echo & the Bunnymen and Wire. All good goth albums need a ballad and the dreamy “Rain Won’t Stop” fits the bill for a shot of indie guitar melancholy.
Hope Anchor, Jets Can’t Land, Ghosts of Industry, and Man & Wife rock Dusk on October 20.