Out of the ashes of Divides and The Hoons, both Alaskan bands that had moved to Portland, comes a new project, White Knife Study. Whereas, certinly in the case of Divides, the music was guitar driven and heavy before, now its dark, synth-led indie rock, reminiscent of The National and CHVRCHES, and they drafted in Casey Bates (Portugal. The Man, Gatsby’s American Dream) to help bring this new sound to life. The band plans to begin work a full EP this spring.
For now though, they’ve just released a video for their second single ‘Ghosts’, and acoording to vocalist Sean Howland its “…about a guy realizing he isn’t where he thought he’d be in life at this point, but what he has is pretty close to perfect. The video was my way of showing that concept visually. It seems dark and cold, but gradually you come to see that you had all you needed.”
Full of atmosphere, its dense and hook laden, with a chorus that hits you in the feels. Check it out here