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The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is Sean Lennon and his girlfriend, the fashion model Charlotte Kemp Muhl. This song is an ode to the grandson of oil tycoon Paul Getty, who in 1973 was abducted for ransom by Italian kidnappers and had his ear cut off before his grandfather finally agreed to their demands. Paul III was permanently affected by the trauma and became a drug addict and later suffered a stroke, which rendered him speechless, nearly blind and partially paralyzed for the rest of his life.

Sean Lennon does currently resemble his father circa 1969. He and Charlotte Kemp Muhl have been songwriting partners (and also a couple) for six years, progressing from sweet acoustic sketches to the psych-rock of their current album, Midnight Sun, a big, crashy record that salutes Sgt Pepper and air-kisses the Flaming Lips.

With Muhl on bass and four capable, boho-looking utility players whipping up wigged-out guitar spirals and organ swirls, the GOASTT create a swampy, forceful sound. Lennon favours a mic that flattens and frazzles his voice.

Sean Lennon and his psychedelia Rock Band THE GHOST OF THE SABRE TOOTH TIGER ,

Last year 2014, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (The Goastt) released “Midnight Sun”, a guided tour of bold, shape-shifting sonic murals and evocative lyrical panoramas of psychedelia.  Plucking musical ingredients from all over the map, the album has a highly imaginative and distinct feel. It celebrates the unusual and the grandiose but fundamentally just rocks hard and feels good.

Like the hero in the album’s melancholy “Don’t Look Back Orpheus” who takes a journey into a dreamlike underworld, the listener embarks on an auditory voyage of soaring whimsical keyboards and crunching space-age guitars that blends original melodies with kaleidoscopic freakouts. Midnight Sun injects a surreal landscape with colorful, classic hooks.

With an infectious sense of adventure akin to Beck and Flaming Lips, and several years of touring and recording under their belt, the GOASTT takes their creative and savvy approach to psychedelia to new extremes. The ambitious songs flow cleverly together with unexpected ease to tell a vivid and provocative story.

Familiar yet compelling, visceral and vital, Midnight Sun is at once a response to the bizarre world we’ve inherited and helped to create, and a refreshing escapist daydream that, if not hopeful, is keenly insightful. The GOASTT has given us a record that is poised to be a postmodern-psychedelic classic.

The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger has been busy since their debut. The band toured with The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala, performed at the Hollywood Bowl with Jean-Claude Vannier and released a Record Store Day vinyl EP entitled La Carotte Bleue. Muhl released an EP with her teenage folk duo Kemp & Eden, who also performed in the film Greetings From Tim Buckley. Lennon, meanwhile, released a record by his experimental duo Mystical Weapons with Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, a film score to the indie comedy Alter Egos and produced the new album by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band.

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger at Primavera Sound 2015 Full Set

Another track from their recent radio station session at KUTX in Austin Texas, this is really Lennonesqe the band are playing in Birmingham, West midlands later this year,

Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl formed the band in 2008 ” The Ghost of The Sabre Tooth Tiger” here performing a song from the superb album “The Midnight Sun” this song has a distinctively psychedelia feel to it, soft and dreamy with a bohemian atmosphere the catchiest song on the album “Xanadu” performed  live for KUTX in Austin Texas. this is their first real album having recently supported Beck in the states. Lennon the son of John Lennon and multi instrumentalist Charlotte Kemp Muhl a succesful model who has featured in the Maybelline line of products,  The album received strong critical response with its eastern tones.

Sean Lennon’s Psychedelic Rock Band cover this track on WYNC Radio Spinning Air Show in New York,the album has been streaming all week on NPR radio.

Sean Lennon and his band The Ghost Of The Sabre Tooth Tiger perform on the Letterman show they have a new album titled “MIDNIGHT” its a really good slice of psychedelic rock

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the band formed by Sean Lennon and his significant other model Charlotte Kemp Muhl, the band known simply as TGOTSTT are touring the USA at present and a new album is streaming on NPR titled “Midnight Sun” the sound is wildy dream psychedelia

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he is the son of Beatle John Lennon so that distinctive voice is very similar she is his significant other Charlotte Kemp Muhl a well known model, soft psychedelia sounds , it all sounds a little like a continuation of “I am the Walrus” but its so good too, but check out the title track “Midnight Sun” its awesome