• Shrouded in anonymity, The Residents have charted a course to the outer limits of entertainment since 1972. From warped pop, sonic tributes and mysterious recordings made among the Inuit to innovative interactive releases, film projects and installations spanning five decades, The Residents are unquestionably one of the most intriguing and notable acts in the history of recorded music.
• Following their long tradition of projects based on narrative themes, The Residents are pleased to announce the release of The Ghost of Hope, a historically accurate new album based on great train wrecks of 19th Century USA.
• After discovering a series of vintage news articles highlighting the dangers of train travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and inspired by the era’s graceful language, the group contrast that eloquence against the sheer horror of these devastating events.
• The album features guest collaborator Eric Drew Feldman – who has worked with everybody cool.
• Utilizing various techniques, including music, sound effects and text from actual newspaper accounts from the era, The Ghost of Hope purports to recreate several of these horrific incidents.
• Expect wide-ranging media support for this momentous release from one of the true avant- garde pioneers of contemporary music.
This album is also available as limited edition 12″ vinyl.