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Taking its name from the Flaming Lips song "The Abandoned Hospital Ship," Hospital Ships began in 2007 as a home recording project for Jordan Geiger, a Lawrence, Kansas native with a diverse musical résumé. Starting in 2000, he fronted and was chief songwriter for neo-psych purveyors Minus Story; he played keyboards with emo rockers the Appleseed Cast in 2003, and he toured with reflective indie rockers Shearwater four years later as trumpeter and keyboardist. Blending that background with classic influences like Buddy Holly, the Zombies, and ELO, Hospital Ships moves from orchestral pop to folk ballads to full-on rockers, anchored by Geiger's emotive lyrics and boyish tenor voice that recalls Wayne Coyne, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), and Daniel Johnston. Fleshed out with the help of some of his Minus Story cohorts, Hospital Ships' full-length debut, Oh, Ramona (the title a nod to Geiger's cat), came in 2008 on Graveface Records, exploring themes of failed relationships and self-realization, with follow-up Lonely Twin appearing in summer 2011. By 2013 Hospital Ships had grown from Geiger's solo excursions into a fully realized band, featuring multi-instrumentalists Nathan Dixey, Taylor Holenbeck, and Nathan Wilder. The quartet toured internationally before issuing third album Destruction in Yr Soul. Following the album's release, Geiger moved to Austin, Texas and began working on his next album with the help of Swans percussionist Thor Harris and other friends, rather than the full-band lineup of Hospital Ships. Inspired by Arthur Russell and Steve Reich and containing analog synthesizers and layered samples from Geiger's older recordings, The Past Is Not a Flood arrived on Graveface in March of 2016. ~ Chrysta Cherrie
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Hospital Ships

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  2.   Phantom Limb
  3.   All in Time
  4.   Long May You
  5.   Oh, No
  6.   Lost Folk Song
  7.   More Than You Know
  8.   Sink Your Teeth into Me
  9.   Nothing to Hide
  10.   Come Back to Life
  11.   Your Heart
  12.   Desolation Waltz
  13.   New Life
  14.   Little Flower
  15.   Baby for J.
  16.   All Yr Gold
  17.   Yellow Rubber Nails
  18.   Girls
  19.   Oh, Ramona
  20.   Joan of Arc
  21.   Bird in Furs
  22.   Remaining Light
  23.   I Do Not Understand
  24.   Old Skin
  25.   Bitter Radio Single
  26.   Galaxies
  27.   I Want It to Get Out
  28.   If It Speaks
  29.   Mockingbird
  30.   You and I
  31.   Carry On
  32.   Anyone, Everyone
  33.   Tired of Growing Old
  34.   Little Dead Leaf
  35.   Oh My Light
  36.   Servants
  37.   Mary of Quito
  38.   The Shots I Drank
  39.   Reprise
  40.   Honey, Please
  41.   Love or Death

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