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CARNIVAL GHOSTS re-contextualize mathy post hardcore on their remarkable debut “Charitable Design”

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CARNIVAL GHOSTS‘ debut album “Charitable Design” is what all adventurous post hardcore and screamo should aspire to be. It’s intelligent, eclectic, self-aware, imaginative, and has so much personality that you’ll wish there were another 10 tracks tacked on. Taking their varied inspirations in new directions, the Orlando band pushes the limits of what they can do while still staying accessible, and we’re thrilled to give you the first listen of the full thing below!

Carnival Ghosts is an East Coast based post-hardcore / screamo act featuring members of the Florida mathcore act Arms and South Carolina screamo act Innerout. Formed in 2017 by Paul Hundeby (Arms, City of Ifa) and Christian Starr (Innerout), the band spent their free time apart from their other projects inconspicuously writing material for what what later become Carnival Ghosts, an ambitious and forward thinking vision of what progressive post-hardcore and screamo could and should be.

Album credits: Vocals, guitars, and drums by Paul Hundeby; Bass and additional vocals by Christian Starr; Produced, engineered, mixed by Paul Hundeby at Philia Audio; Mastered by Kris Crummett of Interlace Audio; Artwork by Karl Frandsen, who’s art is featured prominently in a number of Mathcore Index compilations, as well as graphic design by Visceral Media, another Mathcore Index collaborator and underground visual artist.

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