Just finished listening to this podcast from KEXP featuring a live performance from Austin, Texas two piece Ghostland Observatory. WOW! Just a really fun mix of Rock and Electro. Think Prince & Daft Punk throwing down with Queen... Serious Good Times!
The Set runs just over 30 minutes so be patient with the download!
Artist/Band: Ghostland Observatory
Album: Live on KEXP
Label: Trashy Moped Recordings
Ghostland Observatory is not a band, but an agreement between two friends to create something that not only heals their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock ‘n roll souls. Taking the working man’s approach, Ghostland Observatory spend countless hours in their south Austin studio. They have released two albums in less than a year, and have moved audiences from coast to coast with their live performances and unique style. Ghostland Observatory is the duo of front man Aaron Behrens and producer/drummer Thomas Turner. Behrens’ vocal style and stage performances are unique and uncompromising, and he has drawn early comparisons to Freddie Mercury and Prince. Turner is heavily influenced by electronic artists such as Daft Punk, Laurent Garnier and Green Velvet, as well as rockers such as The Animals, David Bowie, and The Clash. With their spectral blend of electronics, drums, guitar and vocals, they have emerged with a sound that is the culmination of past influence and present inspiration, and can only be described as BALLSY.