The ability to write hooky melodic songs that actually have substance is not an easy task. There are plenty of bands that try but fall flat on their face. One band that I’ve come across has been able to combine both and maintain a heavy edge is San Francisco’s Ghost Parade. Their meld of progressive rock, alternative rock and even subtle pop moments is infectious and catchy. Ghost Parade are on to something here.. The band’s Foundations EP showcases the a band that seem to only have scratched the surface. The vocals are clear and coherent. The guitars ring bright and the bass adds some tasty rhythms to balance out the drums precise rock swing. I’m really interested to see where they go next.