‘The Ghostship’ is the third single from the band’s debut album Iconography, out now via Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control (Australia only).
The track shows Collarbones at their reflective best with lyrical imagery of youthful pasts and future resolve. Backed by subtle shifting vocal loops, sliding percussion and heavy bass drops, ‘The Ghostship’ builds with layers and layers of singer Marcus Whale’s vocals, threatening to break into noise but never ceasing to engage with the listener.
‘The Ghostship’ is accompanied by a haunting, sensual video clip created by Justin Mclean that compliments the beautiful aesthetic of theIconography cover photography by Lucien Alperstein. Friends Bon Chat, Bon Rat and Kilter provide impressive remixes of ‘The Ghostship’ also.
Collarbones is a glitchy Australian duo made up of the long distance collaboration between Adelaide’s Travis Cook and Sydney’s Marcus Whale, beginning in 2007. Together the two mix fragments from mainstream pop, R’n’B and an array of underground and local acts via the internet, then meet to perform them live. Travis, one half of the duo, says: ”Collarbones is what it sounds like when you stick a second-hand Rihanna CD into your stereo and it skips every now and again. You’re not sure whether you like it or not.”
Collarbones - The Ghostship
Collarbones - The Ghostship (Bon Chat Bon Rat remix)
Collarbones - The Ghostship (Kilter Fly Away Remix)