What you see above is what happens when I arrive at a concert to find out that I have a *surprise* photo pass which subsequently makes me "that girl" in the photo pit trying to take shots with my iphone. While there are clearly some questions here about my photographic prowess, there are certainly NO questions that Brooklyn band Holy Ghost brought the party to a sold out Terminal 5 on Friday night as the openers for dancetastic Cut Copy.
What I appreciate the most about what the Holy Ghost boys do is the lack of dramatics and over-the-top flair. They stick with the basics and still manage to get the crowd grooving to their sexy disco throwback rhythms, relying on the strength of the endless jams which make up their 10 track, self titled debut LP (out now on DFA records April 5th digitally and April 12th in wide release).
Stand out faves of mine include opening funky track "Do It Again," "It's Not Over" with it's smooooooth chorus and hot drum fills, and the fantastic "Wait And See" which you can check out below. Peep their North American Tour Dates also so that you can catch Holy Ghost before they are headlining venues like Terminal 5 themselves.
Holy Ghost - Wait And See
North American Tour Dates (* w/ Cut Copy)
03/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
03/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
03/30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
04/01 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
04/02 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
04/04 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
04/05 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda*
04/07 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy*
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera*
04/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
04/12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo*
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom*
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom*
04/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
04/20 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater*
04/21 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s* 04/22 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s*
04/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic*
04/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg