Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Holy Ghost! to release new album and tour

Holy Ghost! (DFA) are born and bred New Yorkers Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser. These two life-long friends bonded over a mutual love of hot sauce and music while in elementary school and have never looked back, playing in bands together ever since. After working as studio musicians and live players for DFA Records partners James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy and playing and recording alongside Juan Maclean, the duo formed Holy Ghost! based on a deep appreciation of analog synthesizers, Larry Levan era-disco, and the cheap thrills of infectious, hook-laden pop.

Their first original song, "Hold On,” a mix of Italo beats and pop vocals sans irony, spread like wildfire through clubs worldwide setting the precedent the two have come to be known for: getting asses on the dancefloor! The ubiquitous track received widespread accolades and was named iTunes Single of the Week, and quickly propelled Holy Ghost! to being one of the most sought-after remixers, releasing a string of hit remixes for artists such as Cut Copy, Moby, MGMT and Phoenix. They’ve been busy DJing the world over and released a second song “I Will Come Back” and this meteoric rise has lead outlets like FADER to muse that any given moment the duo are “probably in Paris right now, DJing on top of the Eiffel Tower for the Queen Elizabeth’s birthday party that Joe Francis threw.”

Holy Ghost! is now coming out of the studio, armed with their debut EP Static on the Wire and are giving away their single, the catchy-as-hell forward thinking disco-pop track “Say My Name” which you can snag off Pitchfork. If that’s not enough you can go to their site right now and listen to the latest remix, LCD Soundsytem’s “Drunk Girls” (which is streaming now on their website for the first time ever you’ll be able to see them live, performing as a full live band (guitars, drum kit, keys, the works!) this Spring and Summer, including US dates opening for LCD.(Out May 18th on DFA Records)

Static on the Wire EP Tracklisting
1.) Static on the Wire
2.) Say My Name3.) I Will Come Back
4.) I Know, I Hear

Live Tour Dates
05/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
05/21: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
05/22: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
05/23: New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
05/24: Montreal, BC @ Metropolis *
05/25: Toronto, BC @ Koolhaus *
05/26: Chicago, IL @ Metro *
05/29: Portland, OR @ Roseland *
05/31: Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl *
06/03: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore *
06/04: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium*
06/05: Pamona, CA @ Fox Theater*
06/08: Austin, TX @ Stubbs *
06/09: Dallas, TX @ Palladium *
06/18: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
06/19: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
06/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time
07/02: Calvi, Corse @ Calvi On The Rocks
07/08: Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
07/09: Lisbon, Portugal @ Optimus Alive Festival
07/10: London, UK @ Fabric
07/15: Arvika, Sweden @ Arvika Festival
07/16: Winchester, UK @ Glade Festival
07/17: Berlin, Germany @ Melt
07/18: London, UK @ Lovebox
08/04: New York, NY @ Summer Stage, Central Park +

* = with LCD Soundsystem
+= with Hot Chip and Hercules & Love Affair

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