Ghost B.C. has a new EP out now called If You Have Ghost on Loma Vista Recordings. The five track EP was produced by Dave Grohl and includes cover versions of songs by and a live version of Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers, Depeche Mode, and a live version of "Secular Haze", recorded in Brooklyn earlier this year.
The Swedish metal band put on an amazing concert, unfortunately I missed them when they stopped by Minneapolis earlier this year. Trust me, it was not my fault for missing them.
If You Have Ghosts track listing:
- If You Have Ghosts (Originally Recorded By Roky Erickson)
- I Am A Marionette (Originally Recorded By ABBA)
- Crucified (Originally Recorded By Army Of Lovers)
- Waiting For The Night (Originally Recorded By Depeche Mode)
- Secular Haze (Recorded Live At Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
New York, by the way of New Zealand, singer/songwriter Lips (aka Stephanie Brown) will be releasing a new EP called Ghosts & Demons next week, December 11th. The EP features a cover of Kavinsky's "Nightcall", which you can hear over at Yours Truly.
Check out the title track, "Ghosts and Demons", which is actually an older song from 2012's Look, Listen:
Lips will be celebrating the release of the EP at her December 14 at Glasslands in New York. Details on the Glassland website lists two additional bands: Fielded and Germans.
Ghosts & Demons EP track listing:
3. Freddy Bardot
4. Standing Like An Old Man
Indiana psyche post-punks, TV Ghost is currently touring in support of their third full-length album Disconnect via In The Red. TV Ghost will be opening up for Holograms on all North American tour dates.
Sweden's Holograms are currently on tour in support of their sophomore album Forever, which came out this past September.
12/07: Il Motore – Montreal, QC #
12/08: Garrison – Toronto, ON #
12/09: Majic Stick – Detroit, MI #
12/10: Schubas – Chicago, IL #
12/11: 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN #
12/14: Chop Suey – Seattle, WA #
12/15: Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC #
12/16: Holocene – Portland, OR #
12/18: Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA #
12/19: The Echo – Los Angeles, CA #
12/20: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA #
12/21: Constellation Room – Santa Barbara, CA #
# Holograms headlining
Speaking of Sweden, Simian Ghost is back with a new track called "A Million Shining Colours". I believe the song is taken from a forthcoming album The Veil, which is due in 2014.
In the meantime, singer Sebastian talk about the new song, "We wrote "A Million Shining Colours" based on an idea which runs through much of the material on the new record; that we would try to develop our songwriting, partly by looking back in music history. The lyrics, to me, are about that feeling I think many people working with music or art in any form gets sometimes, that it's a bit hopeless what you're doing. It's about coming to terms with that, to able to look at yourself and what you burn for in life, in all it's hopelessness, and smile."
We've previously seen Ghost Beach live when they played here in Minneapolis. At the time, the New York duo was touring in support of Modern Tongues Remixed, and it would seem that they've also recently released Miracle (Remixes) EP via Nettwerk Records. The new remix album feature several songs remixed by Le Youth, Jon O’Mahoney, DallasK and Nathan C. Stay tuned for an upcoming 2014 debut LP.
Ghost Beach has a few dates coming up:
Jan 16 Schubas Chicago, IL
Ghost Maps is from Dublin, Ireland. Their new album The Ocean From The River recently came out to some rave reviews, including a four-star review in the Irish Independent.
The thing about Ghost Maps is that it is the solo project from Jeff Martin, who is the founding member of Halfset (their latest album Way of Being There was The Irish Independent's 'Album of the Year').
The Ocean From The River came out November 15, 2013, on Casino Gravity.
We've previously mentioned this NYC-based party-rock quartet, Spirit Animal, when they released Kingdom Phylum. Seems like they are back with a not-so-traditional holiday anthem, "Come To Christmas", which you can see on NylonGuysMag.com.
The holiday tune feature frontman, Steve Cooper, washing up to shore on a sunny beach, a poolside party featuring a drunk Santa-attack...
Kingdom Phylum was released on October 1, 2013, via Just Hit Send.
Norway's Maya Vik has a song called "Teen Spirit" (not the Nirvana cover) from her EP called Lay Low, out now on Oslo Records. The song feature Dawn Richard on vocals.
Hear the song on Soundcloud:
In addition to winning the Norwegian “Grammy” with her previous band Montée, Maya Vik played in Savoy with a-Ha’s Paul Waaktaar.
Knocking Ghost's new single is called Soul Aspiration the followup to their EP Distractions, which was released earlier this year.
Knocking Ghost is an electronic music duo (Rob Taylor and Neil Quinlan) from West London, they are described as "intelligent synth-pop".
Having only been together a year, the London duo certainly capture that electronic/dance audience when they previously played with Erasure and Bastille.
Soul Aspiration was released December 2, 2013, via EmuBands.