In preparation of their self titled debut full length release this July The Black Ghosts Headline May “Tales of Colt 45” and Announce New Music Videos
For the second consecutive summer VICE and Colt 45 will unite to present Tales of Colt 45, a touring series of free shows traveling to LA, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. From May through August, the tour will return once a month to the same venue, creating a Colt 45 summer residency in each market.
Darkly atmospheric but always aimed at the heart of the dance-floor, The Black Ghosts’ two-man Decks, FX and vocals set-up manoeuvres through Machiavellian grooves with disarming verve, unearthing a thunderous mix of infectious supernatural sounds.
Open by invitation only to partygoers 21+ with ID, the events will star headline acts curated by VICE music, including The Black Ghosts, Matt & Kim, Thunderheist, The Death Set and others. And best of all, the shows are absolutely free.
After unveiling their unstoppable EP “Any Way You Choose to Give It”, The Black Ghosts are preparing to release their highly-anticipated debut full-length “The Black Ghosts”on IAMSOUND July 8, 2008, which features the electro-pop groove and first single, “Repetition” and the ghetto-gothic ‘Anyway You Chose To Give It’. Advance music will be sent out shortly and in the meantime if you cannot wait to hear this ghostly beauty, please email us and we will expedite you a copy. This is definitely one not to miss for all those summer preview issues! We reckon that The Black Ghosts will surely make many year end top critics polls and be your favorite summer long player.
The past year has seen The Black Ghosts’ ethereal Electronic Soul building them a formidable reputation with the quiet confidence that befits the duo’s enigmatic style. With the cold, steely riffs and floor-smashing beats of the much admired Theo Keating AKA Touché, ably augmented by erstwhile Simian vocalist Simon Lord, The Black Ghosts’ have begun to reveal their unique, electro-noir spirit through a brace of limited addition white-labels and their strikingly original DJ sets, that see Simon unfettering his spine-chilling vocals and shadowy tales. Theo & Simon have compiled and mixed ‘The Black Ghosts Mixtape’ out on Southern Fried Records in the UK and recently honored in the UK with the titles of electro mix of the month by MixMag and mix of the month by DJ Mag. With their special touch these bangin’ tracks are brought to life and give a glimpse into the incomparable dance-floor wrecking sets that take place only when The Black Ghosts are up on the decks. *Limited copies are avail, hit us up for yours!
And for the real deal, do yourself a favor and check out The Black Ghosts at one of these fine establishments in your hood!
The Tales of Colt 45 and VICE Present: The Black Ghosts and Thunderheist
May 5 – LA – King King w/ DJ C-Town DJ Skeet Skeet (Eat Skeet.com)
May 7 – Atlanta – MJQ w/ Brian Parris and Skooter
May 8 – Chicago – Hideout w/ Willy Joy and Capcom and Lazer Crystals
May 9 – Philadelphia – The Barbary w/ Dave P (Making Time / FIXED)
May 10 – Brooklyn – Glasslands Gallery w/ dj’s Lauren Flax (iheartcomix) and Sweatshop Labor
“The Black Ghosts will get you moving without fail…. The result is dark, daring electro-synth songs with thoughtful lyrics taken from a cynical and strangely empowering perspective.” – Spin.com, artist of the day
“The Black Ghosts are uncommon pop geniuses with a knack for catchy songs that avoid cliches.” TBG Can rock the funky beats and sing. They have a knack for combining dance-punk indie-pop and electro-breaks, and somehow do it without sounding lame.” -XLR8R
“This 4 song boner that pokes back to the 80’s erotic pop era when West End Girls, some bigger than others, slithered into bathroom stalls like Karma Chameleons only to overdose on Candy and fall crashing down through a Heart of Glass” – Tripwire
“There’s the makings of the next electropop sensation”. – Pop Matters
“their upcoming debut album leaves absolutely nothing to be desired in the indie-dance-worhty-of-your-fanatism department. Their current single “Anyway You Choose To Give It” sounds like Megaman disco dancing with Crystal Castles, and the reigning Best Song of the Summer” -Sup
And never ones to to take the conventional route, The Black Ghosts have teamed up with CULT-GEIST, a global network of filmmakers, photographers, artists, curators, promoters and musicians, to create a video for every track on the album to be premiered each week alternating between Big Stereo and Missing Toof starting May 5th. For a little preview of things to come check out the video for “I Want Nothing” created by Tokyo-based illustrator and animation director Fantastista Utamaro who is part of the manga artist collection Mashcomix.