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MP3 Ghost Town Revelry - Phasmatis Apparatus

space cowboy rock = swirling guitars and keyboards, touched with psychedelia, just the right amount of effects, rock, funky bass, country and pop

8 MP3 Songs in this album (35:56) !
Related styles: Rock: Space Rock, Rock: Americana, Mood: Brooding

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Ghost Town Revelry was formed in January 2009 in Charlotte, NC when the musical influences of a classic rock drummer, an R&B/funk bassist, an indie pop singer/songwriter/keyboardist, and an alt. country singer/songwriter/guitar player reacted over the course of several months to form a sound the band likes to call psychedelic space cowboy rock. GTR''s sound is definitely a sum of its parts and encompasses a range of genres including alternative country, americana, indie pop, and roots rock. Their sound also evidences a love of reverb and ambient effects. The band''s songs have drawn comparisons to Wilco, Johnny Cash, Band of Horses, and The New Pornographers among others. GTR released its first EP in December 2009, Early Morning Moon, which is available on itunes and https://www.tradebit.com. The album explored the band''s newfound sound and tended dowards the darker side of things lyrically tackling uplifting topics such as the end of the world, dying in an atomic blast, and the petering of failing relationships. GTR has spent the last year growing their fan base playing shows at numerous local Charlotte venues including The Evening Muse, Tremont Music Hall, and The Neighborhood Theatre.

GTR recently completed work on their second EP, Phasmatis Apparatus, set for release at the end of November 2010. The new release represents an evolution of the band''s sound with an intensified focus on vocal harmonies and layered keyboard and guitar sounds. The eight song release was described by Charlotte''s Creative Loafing newspaper as "swirling guitars and keyboards, touched with psychedelia, just the right amount of effects, funky bass, country and pop." In order to recreate many of the album''s tracks live, the band realized a new member was needed. Charlotte singer/songwriter Jessica Borgnis was brought into the band in October 2010 to lend her soulful vocals and piano/keyboard prowess. With the newly pressed disc, a completed line up, recent shows in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, and a November 21, 2010 interview/featured performance to promote the new album on the local show on WCOM 103.5 FM in Carrboro, NC, the band plans to continue spreading the revelry.

Ghost Town Revelry is:

Grae Baker - bass
Nod Norkus - drums
Joel Turner - vocals, guitar
Alex Warner - piano/keyboards, guitar, vocals
Jessica Borgnis - piano/keyboards, vocals

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