Ghost Wave USA Shows - Culture Collide and CMJ
Ghost Wave USA Shows and Free Download
Having added percussionist Andy Frost to the line up, Auckland quintet Ghost Wave are off to America for the third time. Their political system may be at a standstill but the bands motorik rhythms will be sure to have audiences moving their feet.
In preparation for these dates, the band has made available for download, their cover of The Buckingham’s song, “Kind of a Drag.” The track can be downloaded HERE.
Auckland’s Ghost Wave released their acclaimed debut full-length in late August in New Zealand on Arch Hill Recordings and the USA on Flying Nun Records.
With support from various places like Pitchfork (who premiered the advance stream of the record), KUTX (who selected their track “Bootlegs” as their “Song of the Day”), KCRW (who picked them as an “Artist You Should Know”) and KEXP (who added the band to their rotation) the buzz has continued to grow.
strangers to the U.S. A. Ghost Wave will
perform at the following venues:
Culture Collide Festival - Los Angles - USA
10.30pm Thursday 10 Oct: Culture Collide @ Taix Champagne Room
8pm Friday 11 Oct: Culture Collide @ The Church
8.10pm Saturday 12 Oct: Culture Collide @ Lot 1 Cafe
CMJ - New York - USA
4.45pm Tuesday 15 Oct: Battering Room/IrockIroll/HillyTown @ Pianos
8.20pm Tuesday 15 Oct: NZ Showcase @ Le Poisson Rouge
4pm Thursday 17 Oct: Filter Magazine Party @ Knitting Factory
4pm Friday 18 Oct: KEXP Live Stream/Show @ Judson Memorial Church
Set Time TBD Friday 18 Oct: Shot! Presents @ Fontanas
11.25pm Saturday 19 Oct: International Rescue Party @ Pianos
Upcoming New Zealand
Wednesday 20 November - Powerstation - Auckland - supporting Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Monday 27th November - St Jerome's Laneway Festival - Auckland
Ghost Wave "Ages" is available via Flying Out, the Captured Tracks webstore and good record stores.
He's what the press has been saying about Ghost Wave.
“Somewhere between garage rock and the best sounds of ’60s British pop, Kiwi (by way of Auckland) outfit Ghost Wave bangs out jangly tunes made for good company.” – The Fader
“Led by singer/guitarist Matthew Paul, the quartet writes songs for a real summer’s summer, one of those idyllic ones you see in faded photos from the 60s with surfboards and oversized sunglasses.” – Pitchfork
“These days it’s no easy feat for a band to differentiate itself from the slough of other guitar-pop bands. You need songs and Ghost Wave has plenty.” – Paste
"Their debut full-length is easy and assured, an irresistible first listen that reveals newfound subtleties on repeat plays." – eMusic
“Country Rider” video:
“Country Rider” stream:
“Here She Comes” stream:
“Here She Comes” video:
“Here She Comes” (Acoustic) stream: