The Future Ghosts
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The Future Ghosts

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
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"Track after track of great Pop songs..."

I suppose I could be considered a bit of an old fart when it comes to the kind of music I like. It's not that I consciously prefer slower paced, more easy going songs, it's just that I really love a good melody and appreciate well crafted lyrics, this is something that seems to be amiss from many rock bands. This is not something that was a concern with this album from Daniel Bon and the FUTURE ghosts.

This eleven track album has a very contemporary sound, very much akin to Fall Out Boy and the plethora of other emo bands. It's the music however that differentiates this from the whole emo scene, being a much more well rounded sound. Again, something that seems to be happening a lot lately, the album opens with a very strong track, in this case "In the Meantime", which really gets you up to speed with what to expect. "You Don't have to Stay" was a really interesting song, and it wasn't until this track and actually while writing this album, that I finally thought of who the lead singer occasionally reminds me off. That would be Ali Champbell from UB40, not an artist I've heard in a long while.

"When You Go Away", is a real upbeat and driven song, that I can just imagine blasting out the car stereo, while burning up the motorway. "In the Middle of the World" has a wonderful production quality to it and is just amazing to listen to while wearing headphones, especially that ethereal guitar sound that floats in and out throughout the track.

The second half of the album begins with "Last Goodbye", yet another great example of a well written pop/rock song and indeed apart from the first track, I really feel that the second half of the album, is where it really shines, where it's just track, after track of great pop songs. The end of the album, comes far too soon, but to accompany us to the end is "Boston Tonight", a track where you can just sense everything winding down and it's almost sad to hear the last note and know this cracking album is over. Thankfully it's painless to hit the play button all over again.

Conclusion : Certainly a more contemporary sound, than the usual bands reviewed on Indie Launchpad, but it's nice to be given a good kick up the backside. Good music, is good music, no matter what the genre. - Indie Launchpad

"Track down a copy of this album..."

This young man has a brilliant and intriguing set of lungs that utter some truly personal and witty lyrics. “In The Meantime” is the opening song and is up tempo and extremely fun. The music compliments the vocals superbly. The racy guitar strums, simple percussion and great bass line set the tone for the catchy tune. This is one of those songs you won’t be able to get out of your head and could easily make an appearance on a primetime TV show. He gets slightly edgier and funky on “When You Go Away” adding in some electronic sounds. The echoing chorus shows his vocal ability. The message delivered is spectacular and placed on top of pristine percussion play and some edgy strings. Toning things down a little bit he delivers the slow and picturesque tune “Dreams Inside My Head”. Quite easily a song we’re able to relate to. He picks things back up to wild and out of the norm on the next track that is filled with electronic sounds, edgy tones and almost a slight eighties aura on “The Signs Of Things”. This guy is well on his way musically presenting us with a colorful array of tempos, messages and astonishing musical arrangements. Track down a copy of this album, you won’t be disappointed. - Entertainment World

"Boston has great tradition as a rock and roll city..."

Boston has a great tradition as a rock and roll city; besides bestowing Aerosmith upon the world, it’s also a prime stop for every rock artists’ tour. Boston musician/producer Daniel Bon has now issued his contribution to the city’s heritage, Walking Backwards Thru the City.

As the front-man for two bands--Pennyred and Averi--Bon has been all through the rock and roll wars, and has the battle scars to prove it. Instead of letting his experiences get to him, he did what any artist would do: channel his (mis-)adventures into songs, which form the basis of Walking Backwards Thru the City. “Keep Holding On (Walking Backwards Thru the City)”, “Turning Blue”, “Dreams Inside My Head”, and “The Signs in Things” all chronicle Bon’s disdain for the things he witnessed and felt during the last few years, while musically he recycles 80’s and 90’s indie rock licks and melodies like the pro he most certainly is; everyone from the Smashing Pumpkins to Depeche Mode to Semisonic to Mazzy Star to R.E.M. is cleverly sent through the processor to produce catchy post-modern rock for the 00’s.

- Evolution of Media

"On of the most impressive albums..."

From the first song to it's final, title song, you will easily be drawn in while listening to "Walking Backwards Thru the City," the debut CD by Daniel Bon and the Future Ghosts.

- Shred (WBCN / Boston)

"You're in for one hell of a pop ride..."

After having fronted both Pennyred and Averi, it’s easy for a lead singer to want to stretch out and do his own thing. Daniel Bon’s solo debut shows a great deal of musical scope and depth beyond the bands with which he was involved.

Bon’s band is very tight and his sense of melody and harmony is impeccably produced. There are songs that rock, songs that soar, and songs that make you think... you’re in for one hell of a pop ride! - The Noise


Peeling Away the Beauty. 2008

Walking Backwards Thru the City. 2007



Boston’s The Future Ghosts are “…well on their way” according to Entertainment World. “Peeling Away the Beauty”, the follow-up to their successful debut, “Walking Backwards Thru the City”, is certainly a testament to that. This sophomore album comes just six months later and picks up right where “Walking Backwards…”, an album that secured them a spot in WBCN’s 30th annual Rock & Roll Rumble, left off. The Future Ghosts deliver more hook laced dance-rock but with more edge this time around. The songs are brimming with energy and charisma as plush melodies are blended with buzzsaw guitars and synthesizers. “Peeling Away the Beauty” highlights a more aggressive side to Bon’s songwriting. It’s a restless side that demands the listeners attention. Songs like “All of These Things” and “Loud Cloud” are fast paced riff driven songs reminiscent of modern day Foo Fighters, while “Baba Ghanoush” and “Turn It All Around” are ethereal and intricately layered pieces. Be warned…the songs are sticky. Think maple syrup on your hands hours after you’ve tried to wash it off. It’s still there and it’s still sweet when you lick it.