Ghost in the Ground
The full-length follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed cassette EP Love is Strange -- a release that earned them a spot on the upcoming Poetry Sucks! anthology from Jack White’s Third Man Records -- Ghost In The Ground is a haunting portrait of misspent adulthood. Just guitar, drums and voices, the Mystery Twins are like a cynical, co-ed Everly Brothers brandishing razor sharp songs that cut to the bone with the simplest of strokes.
Ghost in the Ground, partly recorded with engineer Joe Costa (Ben Folds Five, Brendan Benson) and co-producer Dexter Green (The Greenhornes, Derek Hoke) and partly recorded by Doug Lehmann himself, manages to be mature and innocent in simultaneous strokes. There is a grandeur in their simplicity, a brashness in their beauty and a spool of contradictions spooling out from the album.