Self-described purveyors of "tropical grit pop," Brooklyn, New York-based indie electronic duo Ghost Beach craft icy blasts of chillwave-kissed electro-pop that invokes names like Washed Out, Neon Indian, Foals, and Passion Pit.
Formed in 2013 around the talents of Josh Ocean (vocals, bass, synths) and Eric Mendelsohn (guitars, synths, sampler), the duo draws much of its inspiration from the early '80s, citing artists like Peter Gabriel, the Police, and Talking Heads as influences, though their moniker was lifted from a 1994 installment of the popular R.L. Stine-authored Goosebumps series. Ghost Beach released a pair of EPs, Modern Tongues and Miracle, ahead of their 2014 debut long-player, the Nettwerk-issued Blonde. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi