Sean Michael Chaucer Levine, the musician most closely associated with the name Ghostmouth, began his career turning heads as a 13 year old blues guitar player who liked to write folk songs and perform them in the streets of the greater New England area of America.
After moving to the midwest, and once again getting attention through the under appreciated art of street performance, he has earned a reputation in many different crowds and scenes of musicians, from shoegazers to singer songwriters to the booming ambient synthesizer community.
Ghostmouth's newest album, Grow, a self recorded modern psychedelic masterpiece, has been the source of great acclaim. It offers a philosophically open minded view of the world's absurdities filtered through a lens of slide guitars, synthesizers, and acoustic instruments. Death and life and the way the universe cycles between the two links the album's musical themes together, from the welcomed perspective of someone who has been intensely effected by the Northeastern Heroin boom and has seen it take away many lives.
In his own words, "the album is about liberating yourself from being shackled by stress and sentimentality as opposed to revolting against it".
"On Grow, there is no morality or judgment. There is only (Ghostmouth) as he navigates the vast interconnectedness of the universe and sighs in acceptance." - City Pages
"Now that Minneapolis has taken the urbane step of getting food trucks out into the street, the next important step to filling out the thriving city vibe is to get more live music out on the corner. In that regard, Ghostmouth is not only leading the charge, but making a canny career move out of it." - Cake in 15