ARTISTS

WORLD'S GREATEST GHOSTS



MEMBERS
Jesse Laney - synthesizers, bass, vocals
Casey Laney - guitar, bass, vocals
Emily Onstott - bass, guitar, vocals
Brandon Anderson - guitar, vocals
Eric Ambrosius - drums
Jamie Bacon - violin

BIO
World’s Greatest Ghosts are a band born in the sweaty, crowded basements of Portland, Oregon, but it just as well could have sprung from the skull dungeon lair in A Link to the Past. Equally joyful and anthemic, WGG’s live in a world where keyboards and synthesizers collide with spiraling guitar solos, vocals are shouted and quietly whispered, and the pace hardly slows to anything less than a quick jog. No Magic contains songs about evil beasts (“Mazes & Monsters), secret elixirs (“Potions”) and lost queens (“The Royal Court”), but everything is dorky and all conquering in the best way possible; No Magic uses the mythic to describe the everyday, where things are rough but still always sound triumphant and euphoric. No Magic sounds like the best cuts left off Wolf Parade’s Apologies to the Queen Mary, only skuzzier, born of a place where cheap beer, house shows, and weekend camping trips combine for synth-rock bliss.

PRESS
PRAISE FOR NO MAGIC:
"Forget 'World's Greatest Dad,' you need a coffee mug that says 'World's Greatest Ghosts.' That's the name of the Portland, Ore. geek-rock group that revolves around the songwriting core of brothers, Jesse and Casey Laney. WGG started in the brothers' hometown of Nashville around 2004 but and added Jesse’s college sweetheart, bassist Emily Onstott (now his wife). They quickly added Tuscaloosa, AL native/guitarist Brandon Anderson and recently, Alaskan drummer Eric Ambrosius (who took over for original stick man, John Damiani).

I have on good authority that the capable Northwest unit are "D&D heads," which isn't surprising considering the subject matter of their songs. Lyrics range from magical elixirs (“Potions”), weak enchantment spells (“Magick Words”) and Monster Manual-worthy creatures (“Mazes & Monsters). That fantastical inspiration continues on the leadoff track for the band's debut, No Magic. The Sunset Rubdown-esque cut—entitled "Phantastes"—coils labyrinthine keyboards, synths and a circular guitar riff around a rushing drum kit. Then the fivesome shoots it all skyward with some NES-like bravado.

WGG's debut album, No Magic, was recorded this past spring and will ably soundtrack your next fight against harpies and sand dragons on November 10th (on Lucky Madison) Roll a d20 and two d10! OK, enough dorky references..."
-Under The Radar


SHOWS


*** WGG SPRING TOUR! ***
3/11 Portland, OR @ Holocene
3/12 Ashland, OR @ Alex's
3/13 Merced, CA @ The Partisan
3/14 Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse(Neon Reverb Fest)#
3/16 Amarillo, TX @ The 806 #
3/17 Granbury (Ft. Worth), TX @ Studio 216#
3/18 Austin, TX @ Side Bar (Nail Distribution SXSW Party)
3/20 Austin, TX @ The Hole in the Wall
3/20 Austin, TX @ The Liberty (TLE SXSW Party) #
3/21 El Paso, TX @ The Garage Tequilla Bar
3/22 Las Cruces, NM @ Equinox
3/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge ^
3/25 Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters ^
3/26 Monterrey, CA @ Jose's Lounge Underground ^
3/27 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Church ^
3/28 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi's Fun Garden
3/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout ^
3/30 Redding, CA @ Downtown Eatery ^
3/31 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
4/2 Tacoma, WA @ Frontier Lounge ^
4/3 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
# w/ Jared Mees and The Grown Children
^ w/ Tempo No Tempo

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WORLD'S GREATEST GHOSTS
No Magic
LMD41 - CD
Released: Nov 10th, 2009
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WORLD'S GREATEST GHOSTS - No Magic
LMD41 CD
Release date: Nov 10th, 2009

TRACK LISTINGS:

*01* Phantastes
*02* The Royal Court
*03* Loudest Speaker
*04* Magick Words
*05* Sleepwalkers
*06* Potions
*07* On the Shore
*08* Mazes and Monsters
*09* Put Yr Boots On!


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