"My Ice-Fingered Ghost" CD
Genres: indie rock, emo
PO Box 191
Feb 28 - Mar 6 2005
A Is Jump's distinct indie rock style recalls Versus, Sparklehorse,
and Pedro the Lion all together. My Ice-Fingered Ghost
is an effective collection of emotional, elegant pop songs that should
appeal to fans of sensitive indie music. With shows like The O.C.
and Desperate Housewives currently using this genre's output for
program soundtracks, I wouldn't be surprised to see some of these
tracks arriving at a similar fate. I do notice that most of the
songs sound roughly the same, which may be a concern; as well, the melodies
on this disc aren't all incredible - some songs could do with more
hooks. This doesn't stop tracks like "Invisible Arms"
and "Wasted So Long" from reserving permanent spots in your
memory, however. While not quite perfect, this record has a
joyful infectiousness that could earn it a spot in any slightly
offbeat teenager's heart.
tracks, distributed by Parasol, released 2004]