When mainman Ian Thornley resurrected his popular '90s modern rock combo Big Wreck in 2010, it was as if they had never left. That searing guitar work, intense vocals and those dynamic song arcs remained intact, and new album Ghosts (their fourth full-length) captures their signature sound to fine effect, making it a fitting successor to 2012's Albatross. It is fitting that they're on the same label as Rush, for both bands share a similar commitment to sonic splendour. Thornley co-produced with JUNO-winning engineer Eric Ratz (Monster Truck, Billy Talent, Big Sugar) at elite studios Revolution Recording and Vespa Music in Toronto. Kudos for the choice of the one cover song here, Tom Robinson's potent "War Baby". The video for title track and first single has notched over 80k views, confirming their loyal fanbase. Look for these Ghosts to haunt rock radio in the months ahead, and that's a good thing.
Big Wreck play The Big Music Festival in Kitchener, ON alongside Aerosmith and Slash on July 13.