Young Jesus – Holy Ghost (Music Video Premiere)
by Steven Spoerl
Several months ago, this site offered up the premiere of the album teaser for Young Jesus’ outstanding Grow/Decompose, which remains one of this year’s finest releases. Now that the record’s out in the world and the band’s about to go on tour in support of Grow/Decompose, they’ve sent another item through the pipeline: the compelling animated video for “Holy Ghost”.
Once again, the direction and art comes courtesy of Young Jesus’ guitarist/vocalist (and principal songwriter) John Rossiter, who continues to impress with an ever-evolving collage of artistic mediums, all held within one frame as the irrepressible energy of “Holy Ghost” pushes the art to its furthest corners. It’s a staggering reminder of the band’s formidable talent, which remains largely overlooked. However, the band’s ready to combat that with some additional firepower that’s arrived in the form of their new label, Gigantic Noise, which will be reissuing Grow/Decompose on vinyl in early 2016.
With the impending reissue, approaching year-end lists, and the band’s gripping live show all factoring into the mix, Young Jesus seems set for a very promising year. They’re fully capable of infusing every facet of their band with the artistry that permeates “Holy Ghost”, making them one of music’s best-kept secrets. Don’t miss out on the reissue, this video, or any of the band’s upcoming tour dates, which can be found below the video.
Watch “Holy Ghost” below and pick up a copy of Grow/Decompose here.
10/26 | Billings, MT @ Railyard Ale House
10/27 | Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
10/28 | Denver, CO @ SC Music Collective
10/30 | Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
10/31 | Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers (w Nathaniel Rateliff, The Night Sweats)
11/01 | Madison, WI @ Mickey’s (w/ The Ferns)
11/02 | Milwaukee, WI @ TBA
11/04 | Chicago, IL @ Township
11/06 | Chicago, IL @ Club Soda
11/07 | Memphis, TN @ P+H Cafe (w/ Terry Prince and The Principles)
11/08 | Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor
11/09 | Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia (w/ Elk Milk)
11/10 | New Orleans, LA @ Dragon’s Den (w/ Sharks’ Teeth, High)
11/12 | Lafayette, LA @ Wild Salmon (w/ NEAT)
11/13 | Houston, TX @ TBA (w/ Belvoir)
11/14 | Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies
11/15 | Denton, TX @ Lion’s Den
11/17 | Tucson, AZ @ Gary’s Place
11/18 | Corona, CA @ TBA