TRAILS AND WAYS :: "Miracle" [Ghost Beach cover]

One of the best new bands of 2012, TRAILS AND WAYS, released a split single with Ghost Beach yesterday. The A-side features a TRAILS AND WAYS cover of the Ghost Beach synth anthem, "Miracle," though here it is recast with a first verse in Spanish and some bossanova inflections that imply an ambigious internationalism. (You win the office pool if you had "bossanova" as the next surprisingly successful World influence to crack independent rock.) The strength of "Miracle" lies in the chorus, a slice of pop that can burn off any early morning marine layer. The other half of the single finds TRAILS AND WAYS stunner single, "Nunca" turned out and remixed by Ghost Beach into the kind of thing that only makes sense being played at enormous volume in the three hours before sunrise.

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