Signed to Neil Young's label and touring with Young and Wilco, Everest are a bunch of L.A. indie-?rock veterans, which gives you a pretty clear idea of what this alt-?country-inflected pop band sounds like.
There aren't a lot of surprises here: the playing is generally solid but not particularly inventive; the production warm and rich but straightforward and predictable; there are few missteps in the songwriting department but few hooks that stick in your head.
To be fair, Ghost Notes' intended audience likely wouldn't be very receptive to daring sonic experiments, and there's nothing wrong with playing a decent song well. It's a pleasant but unmemorable album. Everest would make a great backing band to a strong songwriter, which is probably what Young was thinking when he signed them.
Top track: Rebels In The Roses
Everest open up for Neil Young at the ACC December 4 and 5.