Reviewed by Austin Powell, Fri., Dec. 23, 2011
Ghost KnifeKill Shelter, Yes! (End Sounds)
Somehow, between scene stalwarts the Riverboat Gamblers and High Tension Wires, punk daredevil Mike Wiebe has found time for another side project. Paired with the J Church rhythm section of bassist Ben Snakepit and drummer Chris Pfeffer, Ghost Knife offers a leaner, looser setting for Wiebe's hand-grenade hooks ("Omnipotent," "The Lightning Test"). The wicked surf riff of "Soft Bullets" and dreamy, near-shoegaze "Basic Fort" break promising new ground.