SXSW 2007: Ghostland Observatory Ghostland Observatory blends new-wave electronics, danceable beats, disco guitars and Behrens' uncompromising vocals for a sound that recalls Daft Punk and The Clash. There's a sense of ridiculousness about the band, but they know how to party. Produced by KEXP.
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Ghostland Observatory in Studio from SXSW - 03/14/2007

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SXSW 2007: Ghostland Observatory

SXSW 2007: Ghostland Observatory

Recorded Live on March 14, 2007, Produced by KEXP

Ghostland Observatory in Studio from SXSW - 03/14/2007

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Set List

  • "Silver City"
  • "Rich Man"
  • "Sad Sad City"
  • "Midnight Voyage"
  • "Free Hot Lover"

Ghostland Observatory is a duo, made up of singer Aaron Behrens and producer/drummer Thomas Turner. Formed to indulge a love of rock 'n' roll, the band blends new-wave electronics, danceable beats, disco guitars and Behrens' uncompromising vocals for a sound that recalls Daft Punk and The Clash in equal measure. With a vocal presence not unlike that of Freddie Mercury, there's a grand sense of ridiculousness about Ghostland Observatory — but it's a fun ridiculousness that knows how to party.

Seattle-based KEXP presents a diverse mix of music, live performances and podcasts from indie rock and punk to jazz and old school soul.

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