What stands out about Total Ghost is not the jokes- nearly any irony-drenched hipster can make a kraut rock joke in a bar and get a chuckle. What stands out about Bictor and Chon and their fake but somehow super-real band Total Ghost is the sincerity that seeps through the cracks of the jokes. When you stick with a joke for long enough it stops being funny and just starts being an extension of the reality you are living in. Because who says you can’t be sincerely serious about a long-running joke?
Space Lightning is the debut LP from the guys who brought us “Happy Birthday For You Person” and “Custom Christmas” (basically the same song, but I’m not mad. The record is full of the self-aggrandizing lyrics, more-German-than-German synths and a great amount of party for us to start 2011 off with.