Official site: theghostband.com
"On their sophomore release, the Ghost have evolved beautifully into an arty but bitter postpunk act capable of sophisticated songwriting" - Revolver Magazine, 2004
Music does not get any more honest than this. Chicago based The Ghost, by way of Berkeley, CA, is ready to share with you their sophomore release, This Pen Is A Weapon on Some Records. This is reality. This is your heart sectioned and left out for the world to examine. If you are looking for the next band in a trend to slap a catch phrase on, or an album to keep you up at night pining over lost love this is NOT it. The Ghost is the raw sincerity you have been looking for.
Fueled by a desire to do something new and jolt people into self-realization, The Ghost has written one of the most sincere albums of this generation. "This sound is our lives, our hearts and our shadows. Our energy is raw. Our energy is passionate. We are deep into the struggle and committed to excellence. Either you are with us or you are not." This is the statement The Ghost lives their lives by. They don't care what brand of jeans you wear or what your self-proclaimed status is. The Ghost is not afraid to tell things like they are.
The Ghost began in 2001 after the disbanding of melodic punk upstarts The Wunder Years. Brian Moss singer/guitarist of both bands, set out to start something different. The Ghost sprouted their roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, but soon realized that some real changes needed to be made so the entire band headed east to Chicago, IL. Now rooted in a city that spawned bands such as Alkaline Trio, Haymarket Riot, and Rise Against, Chicago was the new home for The Ghost.
After transitory success with their debut, This Is A Hospital The Ghost is ready to push ahead with This Pen Is A Weapon. The Ghost started off their touring careers with a bang landing an opening spot on the Rival Schools and Thursday tour in the summer of 2001. Since then they have been able to share the stage with bands such as Sparta, Hey Mercedes and Rise Against. The Ghost is launching the release of This Pen Is A Weapon with a full US tour with fellow Chicagoans, The Lawrence Arms. The Ghost then plans to be on the road the majority of 2004 in support of This Pen Is A Weapon.
Never fitting into cookie cutter classifications or watering things down to please the masses, The Ghost's unrelenting quest to find new ways to present their music has pushed them to the forefront of emerging bands in 2004. Look for This Pen Is A Weapon June 1, 2004 on Some Records.