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Watch The Only Ghost In Town go acoustic on their porch with a version of “Solar Flares”

Photo via facebook.com/theonlyghostintown
Photo via facebook.com/theonlyghostintown

South Jersey lo-fi band The Only Ghost in Town just released their first in a series of Porch Session videos – where, you guessed it, the band plays acoustically on their front porch. In April, the group released a goofy video for “Half Speed” from its False Color Images LP, which came out in May via Broken World Media. The album was a follow up to 2012′s rocking All the Stars are for You EP.

For its Porch Session, the group performed “Solar Flares”, the first track off of False Color Images. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Both at Union Transfer, Ataloft at the Ardmore Music Hall, Jessy Lanza at North Star Bar and more

The Both | via facebook.com/theboth
Tonight, audiences will get the best of both worlds. After touring together in 2012, singer / songwriter Aimee Mann and punk / indie guitarist Ted Leo have teamed together for a new project, The Both. On April 15, the two released their first and self-titled album via Mann’s Super Ego Records. (Fun Fact: The Both was the first band to play at the newly opened Boot & Saddle.) Check them out tonight at Union Transfer. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $24.

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The Only Ghost in Town release new video for “Half Speed,” playing record release show next month

The Only Ghost in Town | photo courtesy of the artist
The Only Ghost in Town | photo Joe Lamberti | jlamberti.com

South Jersey four-piece The Only Ghost in Town have released a video for “Half Speed” off of their brand new False Color Images LP, set for a physical release through Broken World Media.  The home video vibes of the clip match the equally grainy, distortion-laden recording of the song, though the sun-soaked visuals of frontman Dan Saraceni horsing around in a backyard also seep through the audio as a bright, repetitive guitar rhythm.  Throughout the thrash-worthy track is a playfulness that shows the band’s sense of humor and personality, evoking a Weezer / Sonic Youth hybrid that’s hard not to keep going back to.  Check out the video for “Half Speed” below and celebrate the release of False Color Images at Kung Fu Necktie on May 3rd; more information can be found here.

The Only Ghost In Town: “Half Speed” from colin miller on Vimeo.

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Watch Dan Saraceni ruin a pair of shoes in the video for The Only Ghost in Town’s “Waterfall”

When The Only Ghost in Town released a new music video for its song “Waterfall” yesterday, frontman Dan Saraceni admitted he ruined a good pair of shoes in the filmmaking process. It’s pretty easy to see why: along a light rail train track that is either the PATCO Line in South Jersey or the Route 100 / 101 line in Delaware County, Saraceni lurches slowly forward in a tight head-and-shoulders shot while all manner of items are thrown at him. A bucket of water, flour, glitter, breakfast cereal. A chair goes flying, but it’s a near miss. It’s a one-joke concept, sure, but sometimes single jokes that work are the best jokes. Watch it below, and get a free download of TOGiT’s current EP All of the Stars Are For You at Bandcamp.

The Only Ghost In Town: “Waterfall” from colin miller on Vimeo.

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Philly Local Philes: The Only Ghost In Town’s “Waterfall”

I’m noticing a quasi-trend of Philly-area punk rock bass players who are really into dreampop and shoegaze on the side. In today’s Philly Local Phile, we introduce you to The Only Ghost in Town, the place where By Surprise bassist Dan Saraceni goes to indulge his fondness for e-bow and the tremolo bar, for Hum and Ride. “Waterfall” is the opening track on the band’s new All of the Stars are for You; Saraceni and his fellow ghosts rocked out the three-song set just two weekends ago in a Clarksboro recording studio, and it was digitally released a week later – gotta respect that efficiency! I’m liking the whole EP enough that I’ll just post the entire thing for you to listen to below; for more, check out The Only Ghost in Town’s Bandcamp page.