To Release SEE YOU LATER SIMULATOR September 7th 

US Tour begins September 26th

“It’s called See You Later Simulator,” Aaron Behrens says of Ghostland Observatory’s first new album in eight years.

“I’ve always been on the sci-fi edge of things, which is just a reflection of being a child of the ’80s and growing up with video games and computers, but also remembering a time before those things were common. I think all of that comes into play on this record. It’s a real comment on what’s going on right now, and on trying to figure out what’s reality and what’s a S̳͎̯̞i̩̺̗̖mulà̙͕̮t̢ion̙͚̥͇.”

Behrens and longtime partner Thomas Ross Turner are releasing Ghostland Observatory’sSee You Later Simulator on Trashy Moped September 7th, and have set out to create a style of music that existed only in the pair’s c҉o͘ll͜e͞cti͏v͝e ͠c̨on̵sc͡ious͜ness. Additionally, the band is taking their fierce and radiant performance out on a full US tour starting September 26th in Tulsa, OK. The New York Times raved over the live show, “Mr. Behrens sings with the heavy-breathing, arena-scale hysteria of Robert Plant, Jack White or Freddie Mercury; Mr. Turner gets nasty distortion from his syn̡the͏s͡i̴ze̴rs and sometimes… adds his own drum kit for a flat-out rock stomp. Old electro sounds and disco-era strings… Ghostland Observatory hits too hard.

“Sad Sad City” by Ghostland Observatory

The band found the seed of the record in the material that they’d begun to cut casually during their recent hiatus. “It’s like, the water’s always there on tap, all you’ve gotta do is just open it up.” explains Behrens. The reunited twosome worked together with m̵ax͜i͠mum̀ ̨ef̢fįc̴iȩnc͘y and minimum fuss. “The set-up was very stripped-down,” says Turner. “I had a small console, a sampler and a piano, and Aaron had a guitar and a vocoder thing, and we just fired up the ma̲̜̜̪c͘hi͘n̷̮͔̝e̮̮s̵̪͈̱ and did it.”

With a musical sensibility that incorporates Behrens’ interest in rock, country, and psychedelia as well as Turner’s love for avant-garde e͡ĺect͘r͟o͜ni҉ca̷ and analog disco-thump, the resulting album ranks with Ghostland Observatory’s most ambitious and accessible works. Tracks like “Paradise Lost,” “Permanent Vacation” and “Miss Abyss” deliver both uplifting electro-dance-rock and a loose but absorbing storyline that isn’t likely to interfere with the sweaty intensity of Ghostland Observatory’s upcoming live shows.

“We worked hard on this record, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come,” Behrens concludes. “This is our rebirth, the phoenix rising from the ashes, and we have no plans to slow down. We’re stepping out of the weird s̸im̸ul̨àti͝on we’ve been in, and coming back into the world for the beginning of round two.”

Ghostland Observatory is Aaron Behrens and Thomas Ross Turner. See You Later Simulator is out XXXXX via Megaforce Records. 

“Figur̢e o̢ut ͠w̨ha͏ţ’͡s̶ r͜ea̧l̸i̧̕͢t͡y ̨an͢d҉̢ ̷whà͖ts a simulation.”


08.18.18 Austin / 14th Annual Batfest w/ Mike Jones and more

09.26.18 Tulsa, OK / Cain’s Ballroom w/ Gibbz

09.28.18 Denver, CO / Ogden Theatre w/ Gibbz

09.29.18 Boulder, CO / Boulder Theater w/ Gibbz

09.30.18 Aspen, CO / Belly Up Aspen w/ Gibbz

10.02.18 San Diego, CA / Music Box w/ Gibbz

10.05.18 Los Angeles, CA / Regent Theater

10.06.18 San Francisco, CA / August Hall

10.08.18 Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom w/ Gibbz

10.09.18 Seattle, WA / The Showbox w/ Gibbz

10.11.18 Anchorage, AK / Bear Tooth Theatre w/ Gibbz

10.12.18 Anchorage, AK / Bear Tooth Theatre w/ Gibbz

10.26.18 Dallas, TX / House of Blues w/ Gibbz

10.27.18 Houston, TX / White Oak Music Hall (downstairs) w/ Gibbz

10.29.18 Birmingham, AL / Saturn w/ Gibbz

10.30.18 Atlanta, GA / Terminal West w/ Gibbz

10.31.18 Nashville, TN / Cannery Ballroom w/ Gibbz

11.02.18 Carrboro, NC / Cat’s Cradle w/ Gibbz

11.03.18 Charlotte, NC / Neighborhood Theatre w/ Gibbz

11.06.18 Washington, D.C. / Sixth & I Historic Synagogue w/ Gibbz

11.07.18 Boston, MA / Paradise Rock Club w/ Gibbz

11.09.18 Philadelphia, PA / Underground Arts w/ Gibbz

11.10.18 Brooklyn, NY / Warsaw w/ Gibbz


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