“Hanson Ghost” is a bright and catchy track that gives off a fun and fresh feel – it is also the opening song on From Mexico With Love, the new album from the Australian indie-pop-rock trio Last Dinosaurs. The band is made up of brothers Lachlan and Sean Caskey and Michael Sloane.
The song includes relatable, hard-hitting lyrics about the band’s struggles while on tour: “I’ve been drinking way too much / Living up a vicious cycle / I just miss my f*cking dog / He doesn’t judge people like I do / And I’ve been glued to my phone screen / And I’m in a mood / ‘Cause I just wanna be”. The song also includes the Spanish lyrics, “Cuanto mas debo esperar?”, adding to the song’s message about feeling trapped within the routines of life.
We see quick snippets of photographs and memories from their time on tour in the song’s accompanying music video, which absolutely matches the vibe of the song. It is even a way to see more about what touring for them is like; the lighthearted video makes you want to jump through the screen, and once the video ends, you want to immediately replay it to see what you can catch a second watch.
Last Dinosaurs cite several influences for their new project, From Mexico With Love, such as The Strokes, The Beach Boys, and of course, the country of Mexico – its significance being that it was where Lachlan got the idea for the album, showing how open they are to inspiration.
Last Dinosaurs is definitely a band you need to check out if you are looking for something new to add to your music collection. Find this and more exciting new music on our Alchemical Multigenre Mixdown playlist on YouTube and Spotify.
Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.