The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger brings an energetic, raga-inspired vibe to their psychedelic garage rock concerts. Sean Lennon’s lyrics drip with whimsical poesy as he blasts out jagged guitar riffs that seesaw between direct melodies and echo-laden ambient experimentations. Charlotte Kemp Muhl adds twittering harmonies to keep the music firmly ensconced in folk tradition, while drenching everything in dense keyboard atmospherics. Supporting Beck on his 2014-15 tour, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger promises ticket buyers a concert experience that pushes rock in provocative new directions.
Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl were born for the limelight. The son of John Lennon, Sean possesses one of the most enviable pedigrees in rock ‘n’ roll, and moel Kemp Muhl holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever to appear on the cover of Harper’s and Queen Magazine. The two met at Coachella in 2004 and hit it off instantly, though Lennon didn’t know about Kemp Muhl’s musical talent until a year into their relationship. After exploring their songwriting chemistry, the two debuted in 2010 with the appropriately named Acoustic Sessions. They spent years working on a follow-up to that intimate bow, and 2014’s Midnight Sun proved to be worth the wait. Featuring electronic instrumentation, psychedelic exploration, and increasingly adventurous songcraft, the album saw the couple expanding their horizons and finding their voice simultaneously. Since the release of Midnight Sun, Lennon and Kemp Muhl have continued to enthrall audiences around the world with sonic bliss at their compelling live shows.