LA-based indie rockers Armada are set to release their debut LP Paper Ghosts on August 28th. Cody Page (lead vocals, guitar), Eddie Core (drums) and Jeremy Gruber (bass, keyboards) have a musical prowess that mixes formal education with ragged inspirational bursts and backgrounds in rock, folk, and a bit of jazz. The result is a California masterpiece founded on truthfulness and a special brand of indie rock urgency.
Paper Ghosts was written entirely by Armada and showcases aching, powerful vocals peppered with bouncy instrumentation and arrangements. The band teamed up with producer Mike Boden (who has worked with the likes of Journey, Tom Waits) to craft a magnetic record that blends mainstream accessibility with the kind of honesty that defines big influencers Queens of the Stone Age, Wilco and Spoon.
The first single off Paper Ghosts is the upbeat banger, “Badge and Gun.” Filled with fuzzed-out guitars, shaky drum grumbles, and Page’s restless vocals, the track delivers a satisfying thump amidst calculated chaos. What better way to get to know the band and their music than with this free download of the track “Badge and Gun”? Enjoy and share recklessly!