Gileah and the Ghost Train – Gileah and the Ghost Train (2007)

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Gileah Taylor and her backing Ghost Train create a hauntingly beautiful chorus in 2007’s self-titled release.

Gileah and the Ghost TrainThe album spans a great distance in range and emotion, from the throbbing dirge “The Devil” to the blooming optimism of “The Spirit”. The band finds its voice in “The Shadow,” exploring mystery through a jangly, piano-driven chorus. Most interestingly is Gileah’s ability to bend genres, as in the spiritual-turned-pop track “The Slave” with its declarations of “surely, surely, surely,” “swing low,” and “meet you at the river.”

Gileah proves to be a voyage of biblical proportions. Delicate vocals echo out over tight melodies, leaving this album to haunt your memory spin after spin.

Would put on a mixtape between: Eisley and The Innocence Mission

Tracks to sample: “The Slave” (iTunes), “The Shadow” (iTunes), “The Lazarus” (iTunes)

Ch. 61: You Can Change My Mind

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

61 1 Intro: “Burn and Shine” by The Elms 2 “I Need Someone” by John Davis. 3 “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em Down On The Farm” by Andrew Bird. 4 “Taking Control” by Eisley. 5 “You Can Change My Mind” by Agents of Future. 6 “My Children, Be Joyful” by Rock Plaza Central. 7 “Older Than I Was Before” by Listener. 8 “Where Love Won’t Go” by The Mint. 9 “Diamonds” by The A-Sides. 10 “Behold The River” by The Snake The Cross The Crown. 11 “Jesus, I’ll Never Forget” by Sam Cooke. 12 “Jesus, Walk With Me” by Club 8. 13 “The Hours” by Baron Von Bear. 14 “The Christian Life” by The Byrds.

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Ch. 58: Place Your Hands

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Boring music from They Might Be Giants, Counting Heartbeats, Elliott Smith, Menomena, Overhang, Deas Vail, Bodies of Water, The Frames, Derek Trucks Band, Of Asaph, Kagoshima Bay, Reef, Eisley, Dropkick Murphys. Yawn.

Ch. 57: It Beats For You

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Boring music from Bodies of Water, Overhang, Iron and Wine, Mighty Voices of Wonder, Eisley, Vigilantes of Love, Rue Royale, My Morning Jacket, Earthsuit, Of Asaph, Rocky Votolato, Mike Farris, Alexander, Joy Electric and Ecstatic Sunshine. Yawn.

Ch. 21: The Halves That Make Us Whole

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Boring music from Discover America, Sleeperhold, Trouble With Ferguson, Denison Witmer, Saving Araby, Anathallo, Starflyer 59, Fabrik, Eisley, Richard Swift, Stavesacre, Mishka, Maccabees and Vigilantes of Love. Yawn.

Ch. 17: Promiseland

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

Boring music from The Maccabees, Eisley, Kevin Lawson, Danielson Famile, Family Force 5, Liz Janes, The Me, John Davis, Kids in the Way, Anathallo, The Choir, Nathan Smart, Starflyer 59, and Pushstart Wagon. Yawn.

Ch. 12: You Need A Physician

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Boring music from Calico Sunset, Starflyer 59, Anathallo, Eisley, Sufjan Stevens, Pushstart Wagon, Jason Clark, Tyler James, Andrew Osenga, John Davis, Paul Wright, Fabrik and Jason Harwell. Yawn.

Ch 7: Seventy-Seven

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Boring music from Look Alive, Romantica, Sufjan Stevens, Jon Black and Eisley. Yawn.

Ch 6: Alone Like You

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Boring music from Jon Black, Eisley, The Elms, Sufjan Stevens and Jonathan Miller. Yawn.

Ch. 4: Don't Swear

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Boring music from Over the Rhine, The Elms, Ezekiel’s Eye, Eisley and Wes Burdine and the Librarians. A tired interview with campus minister Todd Magruder on new trends in young Christians. And a sleepy listener response. Yawn.