"Salvage the Ghost" sees West Virginia musician Patrick McKay take his first foray into new wave and electronic music.
The album begins with "1100 AM," a pulsating electro-pop groove inspired by Coast to Coast AM. Tracks like "Ox" and "The Ghost' accentuate influences from artists like Sufjan Stevens, Yes, and Pink Floyd. "slowdrive" explores McKay's dreamy and introspective ideas of self-worth and escape, and the closing piece "Should Have Known Better" is a full re-imagining of the Sufjan Stevens song of the same name, taking it down a more electronic avenue.
released January 29, 2016
All songs written by Patrick McKay, with the exception of track 5
"Should Have Known Better" written by Sufjan Stevens (music.sufjan.com
Patrick McKay - vox, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums (acoustic and electronic), piano, synthesizers, sampling
Linsey McCollam - vox on tracks 1, 2, and 5
Aaron New - vox and guitar on track 2
Patrick McKay, Sr. - acoustic drums on track 2
Mixing by Aaron New and Patrick McKay
Mastered by Aaron New
Artwork by Michael Mussi and Patrick McKay