As if the lush soundscapes created by Must Be The Holy Ghost weren't impressive enough on their own, here's the kicker: there's only one man behind them. Jared Draughon cut his teeth in the vibrant mid-2000's North Carolina scene that birthed bands like He is Legend (who Must Be The Holy Ghost recently toured with) and his own Classic Case. After tasting a bit of full-band success, however, Draughon opted to take the solo route, and the music of Must Be The Holy Ghost is certainly a hard pivot from Classic Case's hook-laden post-hardcore. Drenched in soothing reverb and vocal loops, the 2014 LP "Get Off" sounds like Slowdive's "Pygmalion" as interpreted by The Tallest Man On Earth. It's the kind of album that works just as well in your headphones as it does in a live setting, which is a hard feat to accomplish in the realm of ambient solo artists. Draughon has collaborated with Evan Hawkins for the visual effects of his live set.
Must Be The Holy Ghost will perform with Strange Bird and Thoroughbred on Friday, June 10, at the California Brew Haus, 402 West Ridge Road. 7 p.m. $7. facebook.com/thecaliforniabrewhaus; mustbetheholyghost.bandcamp.com.