GHOST Completes Work On New Covers EP, Promises ‘Even Bigger’ Show In The Fall

12120092_1065568290141786_8879496516609370588_oGHOST have completed work on a new EP for a fall release via Loma Vista. The effort, which consists primarily of covers, was helmed by English producer Tom Dalgety, who has previously worked with ROYAL BLOOD and KILLING JOKE, among others.

 

 
Asked why GHOST chose to release another EP instead of returning to the studio to begin work on a full-length follow-up to last year’s “Meliora”, A Nameless Ghould told the KATT Rock 100.5 podcast “No Brown M&Ms”: “Because when we do a new record, we need a new Papa and then we’re gonna change eras. We needed more time to… Because this era, especially visually, I think that… I’m not gonna throw stones at the show that we’re doing right now, but this was definitely a baby format of what I had in mind. On an ideal night, at a big theater, it looks okay; I mean, it’s cool [and] it maximizes the thing that we’re doing. But I felt that we really need another chance to show what we can do if we have a bigger production on this cycle.”

 

 

He continued: “Obviously, we’re still a band [that is] growing… Fortunately, sometimes it’s a growing pain of not… As far as we know, we haven’t really peaked yet, and this tour is bigger than the previous tour in many ways, and the tour that we’re gonna do in the fall that we haven’t announced, so we can’t say it yet, but it’s gonna be even bigger — bigger venues, more dates and all over the place. So it’s useful when you’re growing during an album cycle to sort of put in an extra gear into it, with a new EP and sort of revamp the whole thing, still being thematically the same thing.”

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Regarding why GHOST wanted to record another EP of covers after releasing “If You Have Ghost” in 2013, the Nameless Ghoul said: “It’s just a good way to… It’s a little bit recreational in a way. It’s also a good way for us to incorporate elements… I think it was, in a way, more important when we did ‘If You Have Ghost’, because at that point we just had almost two albums done, and we wanted more different types of seasoning to be put into our dish in order to make it interesting. It’s also now… It sort of serves a little bit like… Yeah, if you hear the EP, don’t think that, ‘Oh, the next album is gonna sound exactly like this,’ but that is a good way for us to sneak in elements that are, like, you might hear a synth sound like this on the next record, but not as evident. So where ‘If You Have Ghosts’ [the Roky Erickson cover which was included on ‘If You have Ghost’] was definitely a new dimension of pop-rock that we hadn’t really done before. I mean, it’s sort of closer to R.E.M. than it is BLACK SABBATH. We’re not doing the same thing this time, but we’re doing something else in order to get people to feel comfortable with [the direction of the next album].”

 
In addition to the Roky Erickson cover “If You Have Ghosts”, “If You Have Ghost” featured versions of songs that were originally recorded by ABBA, ARMY OF LOVERS and DEPECHE MODE.

 
GHOST won the Grammy for “Best Metal Performance” during the pre-telecast ceremony at the 58th annual Grammy Awards. GHOST was nominated for the song “Cirice” from “Meliora”.

 
“Cirice” recently reached the Top 10 at rock radio, the first song from the band to get significant airplay in the U.S.

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PRONG LIVE PHOTOS by Cassie Balazic Photography for mk ultra

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To see the gallery of the live photos from Bada Brew in Crest Hill Illinois click the link below:

 

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Cassie Balazic is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University and an emerging talent and is pursuing a career as Photographer/Filmmaker/Model/Vocalist and Artist. 

 

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RIP General Boy 1925-2016

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Robert Mothersbaugh Sr. was born as Robert Leroy Mothersbaugh. He is an actor, known for In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) and We’re All Devo (1983).

 

 

Father of Mark Mothersbaugh Robert Mothersbaugh and ‘Jim Mothersbaugh’.

 

 

Appeared as “General Boy” in a series of short films and videos created by the rock group Devo. Members of the group included three of his sons; Mark, Robert Jr., and Jim.

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GARBAGE RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “EMPTY” NEW ALBUM STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS DUE OUT ON JUNE 10TH

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LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 23, 2016 – Garbage (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) today released a new music video for their single “Empty” from their forthcoming album Strange Little Birds due out on June 10th on the band’s own STUNVOLUME Records. The video reunites the band with award-winning director Samuel Bayer who directed the group’s music videos for “Stupid Girl”, “Only Happy When It Rains”, and “Vow”.

 
See the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSa_hbutFt0

 
Strange Little Birds, the band’s sixth studio album, was recorded and produced by the band in Los Angeles and is the follow up to 2012’s heralded Not Your Kind of People. To pre-order the album with various bundle and format options, click HERE. All fans that pre-order the album on iTunes will receive an instant download of “Empty”.

 
Earlier this month Garbage announced their ‘Strange Little Birds’ U.S. tour in support of the new album. The dates will kick off on July 6th at Summerfest in Milwaukee and follow a run of European dates. Tickets are now available for purchase. Check www.Garbage.com for additional details and details on VIP experience packages, including: early entry, soundcheck access, Q&As, meet and greets, photo opps with the band, exclusive merch, and more.

 
Garbage Live Dates

 
May 24 – La Cartonnerie ­- Reims, France
May 26 – Rock im Revier Festival – Dortmund, Germany
May 27 – Women Of The World Festival – Frankfurt, Germany
May 28 – Rockavaria Festival – Munich, Germany
May 30 – The Paradiso – Amsterdam, Holland
May 31 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
June 1 – Caribana Festival – Nyon, Switzerland
June 3 – Le Radiant – Lyon, France
June 4 – Montereau Confluence Festival – Montereau, France
June 5 – La Belle Electrique – Grenoble, France
June 7 – Center Urbane Kulture Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
June 8 – Fabrique – Milan, Italy
June 10 – Nova Rock Festival – Nickelsdorf, Austria
June 13 – Troxy – London, UK
June 14 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
June 16 – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain
June 18 – 101WKQX PIQNIQ – Chicago, Illinois
July 6 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 7 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
July 8 – SumTur Amphitheater – Omaha, NE
July 10 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO
July 12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
July 13 – Z104.5 The Edge 21st Birthday Bash, Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK
July 15 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
July 16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
July 17 – PromoWest Fest – Columbus, OH
July 19 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
July 20 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
July 22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
July 23 – Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
July 25 – The National – Richmond, VA
July 27 – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
July 28 – House Of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
July 30 – The Fillmore Philly- Philadelphia, PA
July 31 – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
August 1 – Summerstage – New York, NY
August 3 – The Lincoln Theater – Washington, DC
August 6 – River Nights – Rheinfelden, Switzerland
August 8 – Lokerse Festival – Lokeren, Belgium
August 10 – A Summer’s Tale – Luhmühlen, Germany
August 12 – Fête du Bruit, Landerneau, France
August 14 – Kubana Festival, Riga, Latvia

 

 

STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS TRACKLISTING

 
1. Sometimes
2. Empty
3. Blackout
4. If I Lost You
5. Night Drive Loneliness
6. Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
7. Magnetized
8. We Never Tell
9. So We Can Stay Alive
10. Teaching Little Fingers To Play
11. Amends

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RIOTFEST The First Wave of Riot Fest Lineup Announcements Is Here

Chicago. Riot Fest & Carnival September 16, 17, & 18 at Douglas Park.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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