Raunchy, energetic electro-soul duo map out the beginnings of their year-round tour plans in support of latest LP
MP3: Heavy Heart from Robotique Majestique:
A landmark year for the Ghostland camp, 2007 found the group gaining notoriety for both their electrifying live shows and their acclaimed albums delete.delete.i.eat.meat. and Paparazzi Lightning, both self-released on their Trashy Moped imprint. What began as a challenge between two friends has developed into the duo wowing audiences from LA to London, creating 3 excellent LPs over the course of 2 years, and appearing on TV on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and PBS’ Austin City Limits (in which they just released a DVD Live from Austin, TX). Robotique Majestique, due February 26th, continues hammering loudly away at the safe and the soft and the easily defined.
Their 3rd full-length following up their breakout album Paparazzi Lightning, Robotique Majestique finds Ghostland Observatory staying on course of their electro-rock/soul mission: sweaty, raw-boned and direct from the future; committed to electronics, stuck on big beats, yet unmistakably powered by rock roll. Robotique Majestique is a stellar example of what makes Ghostland Observatory a stand out from the rest of the pack–electronic and fiercely dance friendly, but with the soul and personality of some of rock music’s most classic groups. Frontman Aaron Behrens plays guitar, sings and commands the stage. Producer Thomas Turner, plays drums and synths. They share a love for Vince Young and Daft Punk, Los Tigres del Norte and the Animals. They mostly prefer to let their music speak for itself. It’s not subtle.
They are gearing up for a spring tour kicking off in their hometown of Austin, TX. Ghostland Observatory will be touring heavily throughout 2008, bringing their legendary live show to perspiring, dancing audiences worldwide. More tour dates to be announced soon.
Ghostland Observatory Tour Dates
02/29/08 Austin Music Hall Austin, Texas
03/08/08 Langerado Music Festival Everglades Nat. Park, Florida
03/13/08 House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
03/28/08 Webster Hall New York, New York
03/29/08 Nightclub 9:30 Washington, D.C.
04/03/08 Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon
04/04/08 Showbox at The Market Seattle, Washington
04/05/08 Showbox at The Market Seattle, Washington
04/17/08 The Mezzanine San Francisco, California
04/18/08 Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, California