Dark synthpop duo Ashbury Heights returned yesterday with a new song called “Spectres From The Black Moss.” You can find it on Bandcamp and Spotify. Or watch the lyric video below.
“Spectres From The Black Moss” has a slinky, sinister beat and a haunted vibe that makes it feel right at home in Autumn. Lyrically, I’m not really sure what it’s about! There are references to panic attacks and the prescription drug Atarax. The hook throughout repeats the phrase “no sympathy.” I find it really compelling.
According to Ashbury Height’s Facebook page, “Spectres From the Black Moss” is the first single from an upcoming anthology called Ghost House Sessions that will collect “the unreleased, the rare, and the weird from our back catalogue.” There’s no release date yet.
Ashbury Heights released their last album in 2018, The Victorian Wallflowers, which was one of my top 10 albums of the year. The Victorian Wallflowers includes the songs “Headlights” and “Firebird,” among several other great tracks.
In late 2019, Yaz Uhlin, the original female vocalist of Ashbury Heights, rejoined the band after a more-than 10-year absence. They recorded a couple of cover songs for Halloween and toured Germany at the start of 2020.