Los Angeles band United Ghosts blends a seemingly dizzying collection of influences (dreampop, psychedelia, electro, krautrock) into a cohesive, hypnotic sound that celebrates its influences, while keeping one eye firmly set towards the future.
Initially conceived as a loose garage-studio project by founding members and co-vocalists Sha Sabi and Axel Ray, United Ghosts released 2013's self-titled debut album and its follow up, Dear Electric Sun EP to much public and critical acclaim, picking up extensive radio play by such indie-rock mavens as Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne (BBC6 UK), Nic Harcourt (KCSN), Mark Sovel (KLOS), Jamie Kennedy (XFM London) and many others.
The band fared especially well in the UK, where they were picked up by Cargo Records for distribution and made many devoted fans through their hypnotic live shows.
After three successful UK/European tours, a slew of US dates (including CMJ and SXSW) and an LA residency, United Ghosts went back into the studio to work on new music, this time co-produced by Axel Ray and Mark Rains (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Death Valley Girls).
A preview of the new record caught the attention of Cleopatra Records execs Benny Cardenas and Matt Green and United Ghosts signed to Cleopatra Records in November 2017.
The result is the new full-length album Saturn Days, which travels even farther down into the electronic pulses of synths and beats while retaining the dreamy, psychedelic signature of United Ghosts’ twin vocals and widescreen guitars. Release date is August 24, 2018 and after another successful SXSW in 2018 (with one show in support of Todd Rundgren) United Ghosts will be hitting the road again this summer.
What They're Saying:
"I absolutely love this!" — Lauren Laverne, BB6 Music
"The excitement hits with the first notes, this electro- shoegaze duo are like a revved up Raveonettes/ Primal Scream mashup, flying high." — The Big Takeover
"A transatlantic collision of vintage valve amps and futurist electronics." — Volume Magazine, UK