TUNE Holy Ghost! - Do This
Holy Ghost! Share “Do This”
New Single Out Today, Off The Forthcoming LP
Out June 21, 2019 via West End Records
Ft. “Escape From Los Angeles”, “Anxious”, & "Epton On Broadway (Part I & Part II)”
The Band’s First LP in Five Years Is The First Album of Original Music
To Come Out on the Iconic Label in More Than Three Decades
“Captures the sequined, cinematic sound of disco that the vanguard label helped define” - Stereogum
NYC ALBUM RELEASE SHOW SOLD OUT
2ND NYC BOWERY BALLROOM SHOW ADDED
+ NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED INCL. LA AND SF
Following a triumphant west coast run this week which saw Holy Ghost! play to sold-out crowds in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the NYC-based duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser share“Do This” (out today) off their upcoming album Work out June 21st on West End Records and announce select North American tour dates including adding a 2nd night in NYC at Bowery Ballroom for album release.
“Do This”, a buoyant, sun-infused jam, is the fourth track revealed off the band’s first new album in five years - and first full-length LP to come out on the iconic West End Records label in more than 30-years.
"This song is about sticking to our guns, going after what we always have, and believing that music fans still want more than Diplo's latest cultural co-opt," says Holy Ghost! frontman Alex Frankel. "There's a data epidemic in the music industry. Everyone is obsessed with likes, stream counts, "the algorithm" etc... For a band like us, who like to take our time in the studio and perform with a live band and make actual records from scratch, it starts to really bum you out when people around you are more focused on Instagram stats and ‘reactions’ than the music. At certain times it can feel like: what’s the point of doing this anymore? Thank god we have a small group of people we love and trust that we work with and really great fans that keep us motivated."
The new single follows previously released album tracks including breakout tune "Epton On Broadway (Part I & Part II)”, “Anxious” (which Earmilk dubbed “glorious”), and “Escape From Los Angeles” (“Shiny keys and energetic disco vibes… profound, even at its most wild.” says Consequence of Sound).
A return to the heady ethos that drove Holy Ghost!’s earliest releases, Work (available for pre-order now) sees New York City natives Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser revisit the freedom from expectations that suffused their 2011 self-titled debut full-length. Featuring the talents of musical peers including Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab, Juan Maclean and LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang, Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Paul Simon, David Bowie) and Alex Epton (Neon Indian, David Byrne), Work transcends its physical constraints to capture a spectrum of vibes that remain true to Holy Ghost!’s reverence for the art and craft of dance music. In addition to the tracks noted above, the 12-song collection includes standouts such as “Nicky Buckingham” with Fleetwood Mac-inspired riffs and swelling strings and “Heaven Knows What” - the band’s slowest track to date - which showcases an emotional depth and range only hinted at in past releases.
The juxtaposition of organic and metropolitan is embodied in the album’s cover image Wheatfield - A Confrontation: Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan – The Harvest, 1982 by renowned conceptual artist Agnes Denes.
Epton on Broadway Part I
Epton on Broadway Part II
Heaven Knows What
One For Pete
My Happy House
Escape From Los Angeles
Upcoming Holy Ghost! Live Shows:
05-09: Guadalajara, México - Corona Capital at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
06-21: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Album Release Show / SOLD OUT)
06-22: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Just Added!)
06-29: Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
10-31: San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11-1: San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11-2: Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
11-3: Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
About West End Records:
West End Records synonymous with 1970s NYC disco subculture and the launch of the 12-inch single format. The label was home to co-founder Mel Cheren (The Godfather of Disco), the legendary DJ Larry Levan (The Paradise Garage) as producer and remixer, and the aforementioned Tom Moulton. After releasing seminal early disco hits such as Loose Joints’ "Is it all Over My Face", Taana Gardner’s "Heartbeat" and "When You Touch Me", Peech Boys’ "Don't Make Me Wait", and Raw Silk’s "Do It To The Music" West End went on to have a second life providing many of the backbone samples for countless hip hop & pop singles of the 90’s & early aughts.