Alexander Sage Oyen and Jessica Kahkoska’s rock collaboration, Discount Ghost Stories, releases its debut album, entitled Famous Last Words, October 31.
Discount Ghost Stories is described as “an afterlife rock band of ghost musicians that explores the stories of souls forgotten by history. Incorporating text from historical archives and the American folk canon into lyrics, the band re-imagines the ‘tall tales around the campfire’ tradition as multimedia rock concerts and albums.”
The debut album is an introduction to the band itself and chronicles the “lives and deaths” of each member. Famous Last Words features vocals by Oyen, Kahkoska, Evan Tyor, Jakob Reinhardt, Elanna White, Anne Wechsler, Amanda Savan, Henry Colle, Ricky White, and Cynthia Meng. It was produced and mixed by Jakob Reinhart, with additional vocal production by Luke McGinnis and Evan Tyor.
Famous Last Words features lyrics and music by Oyen with dramaturgy by Kahkoska. The album is available for free download at DiscountGhostStories.com.