Holy Ghost, the third album by Philadelphia indie punk quartet Modern Baseball, is out today. Holy Ghost shows off the band’s sonic growth, adding in new influences ranging from The Killers to Pedro The Lion.
In a tight 28 minutes, Holy Ghost covers an impressive emotional range. Throughout the process, co-songwriters Jacob Ewald and Brendan Lukens found themselves in different places writing different songs; so they split the record in half. The record kicks off with six songs from Ewald and ends with five from Lukens. What they ended up with was a complete record of the past two years– the highs alongside the lows, tales from the road and glorious days at home alongside songs of heartbreak and personal struggle.
The band shared their endearingly funny and harrowingly vulnerable documentary, Tripping in the Dark, providing a window into the inner workings of the young band. Directed by Kyle Thrash, who has also directed all of the band’s music videos including Wedding Singer.