Ghostland Observatory’s “Codename: Rondo” out Oct 26, US tour in progress

I’m kind of diggin’ this sound! I’ll be looking forward to hearing more of Ghostland Observatory. ~Ifelicious

(image above taken from blog post form ultra8201, “Ghostland Observatory To Have CD Release Party at Cedar Park Center Next Month“)

Ghostland put on an absolutely killer display, complete with the trademark Electro/Pop/Punk beats that leave you helpless against the desire to shake your ass. ~The Huffington Post

The fourth CD from Ghostland Observatory, “Codename: Rondo,” will be released on Trashy Moped Recordings/Sony Red Distribution on October 26th, 2010. 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. They have been described as everything from “Freddie Mercury helms Daft Punk” to what you would get if “Rage Against The Machine mated with the Spice Girls.” One could say they are indescribably good. Essentially melding the distinct personalities of its two members – Thomas Ross Turner and Aaron Behrens – Ghostland Observatory continues to produce a style of music that exists first and foremost in their collective consciousnesses – Emile Durkheim would understand. It was recorded with what Turner calls a more linear approach, using fewer sounds while making each one count. The result is equal parts psychedelia, minimal electronic, rock, funk and soul. Indescribably good.

Ghostland Observatory have played major festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonaroo, Coachella and the Austin City Limits music festival, where they headlined. The duo’s legendarily electrifying live shows have captivated audiences across the country. In fact Spin Magazine has praised the two for being “a handful both on and offstage, rousing feet and bodies to their electro grooves.”

On September 2, 2010, they kicked off a tour in support of “Codename: Rondo,” the latest album in their collection of genre-bending music. The tour will take them across the U.S. and to the end of the year, giving their ever-growing league of fans ample opportunity to shake their ass. Coming to a town near you…

Catch a video sneak peak of “Codename: Rondo” below:

Autumn/Winter Tour Dates

(MORE DATES TO BE ADDED)

September 2, 2010: Fayetteville, Arkansas / Arkansas Music Pavilion
September 3, 2010: Tulsa, Oklahoma / River Parks Amphitheater
September 4, 2010: Omaha, Nebraska / Anchor Inn
September 5, 2010: Kansas City, Missouri / The Crossroads
September 7, 2010: Columbia, Missouri / The Blue Note
September 8, 2010: Chicago, Illinois / House of Blues
September 10, 2010: Minneapolis, Minnesota / First Avenue
September 15, 2010: Oxford, Mississippi / The Lyric Oxford
September 16, 2010: Nashville, Tennessee / Cannery Ballroom
September 17, 2010: Knoxville, Tennessee / Valarium
September 18, 2010: Atlanta, Georgia / The Masquerade Heaven Stage
September 19, 2010: Charleston, South Carolina / The Music Farm
September 21, 2010: Richmond, Virginia / The National
September 22, 2010: Norfolk, VA / The Norva Theatre
September 23, 2010: Asheville, North Carolina / The Orange Peel
September 24, 2010: Birmingham, Alabama / WorkPlay Theater
September 25, 2010: Mobile, Alabama / Soul Kitchen
October 7, 2010: Anchorage, Alaska / Bear Tooth Theatre
October 9, 2010: Honolulu, Hawaii / Pipeline Cafe
October 28, 2010: Austin, TX / CD RELEASE PARTY
October 29, 2010: Houston, Texas / Warehouse Live Ballroom
October 30, 2010: Dallas, Texas / The Palladium Ballroom
November 9, 2010: Reno, Nevada / Knitting Factory Concert House
November 11, 2010: Portland, Oregon / Crystal Ballroom – Lola’s Room
November 12, 2010: Seattle, Washington / Showbox SoDo
November 16, 2010: Spokane, Washington / Knitting Factory
November 17, 2010: Boise, Idaho / Knitting Factory Concert House
November 18, 2010: Missoula, Montana / The Wilma Theatre
November 19, 2010: Salt Lake City, Utah / The Depot
December 17, 2010: New York City, New York / Terminal 5

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