On 24 March 2015, San Francisco-based indie band Geographer will be releasing their fourth album, the LP Ghost Modern. The album’s lead single “I’m Ready” dropped just a few days ago on SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes, and elsewhere. This new single is reminiscent of their previous album, the six-song EP Animal Shapes and is powerfully evocative of the band’s unique sound that fuses synthesizer and percussion with cello and frontman’s Mike Deni’s emotive vocals and cryptic lyrics. The band’s story is also a unique one; and in a time when the music industry has become extremely commercial and the proliferation of television shows that promise to birth “the next superstar” never-ending, it is especially refreshing to hear. The band got its start when Mike Deni moved from New Jersey to San Francisco to meet a friend with whom he had played in a band back in college. Although this effort didn’t really pan out, Deni continued his efforts. He found a synthesizer on a street in Haight-Ashbury on which he wrote the songs that would appear on the band’s first album, Innocent Ghosts; and he started playing open mic nights in San Francisco, eventually meeting Nathan Blaz and Brian Ostreicher with whom he formed Geographer. To find out more about the band, check out their websites below.