Welcome to 2018. Our first mixtape is a doozy. The way this mixtape went, it’s going to be the year of female fronted band. I’m so so stoked on this mixtape and I hope you like it as much as I do. As always, let us know what we’ve missed (if anything), and please do enjoy.
Tag: Jukebox The Ghost
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I’m super excited to put this mixtape out, May was a super fun month of music, from a bunch of bands I have previously loved, and a lot lot lot of new bands putting out really fresh stuff. So if you are interested in a mix that spans Dale Watson to Carly Rae Jepsen, this is the one for you. I Hope you dig our mix, and please as always let us know what songs should have been on the mix.
[J]ukebox the Ghost is releasing another single to the followup album to their acclaimed Everything Under the Sun, titled Safe Travels, the track in question, “Don’t Let Me Fall Behind,” is a brilliant power-pop gem that is definitely one of the most polished sounding tracks they’ve released. The band will also be releasing a video for the song some time tomorrow, but if this song tickles your fancy, grab Safe Travels on Amazon (it’s only $5).
Twenty-two The Oh Song Piano driven power-pop/rock will be the standout this evening as Wakey!Wakey! opens for Jukebox the Ghost at the Middle East downstairs tonight. Wakey!Wakey! is the pop pride of Michael Grubbs, pianist and vocalist in the band Wakey!Wakey! The NY based band brings their bouncy piano and ‘tug at your heartstrings’ pop music to our fair city. The songs are honest and earnest interpretations of love and lost love set to theatrical melodies and soaring vocals. Summer Sun Empire Hold it In Jukebox the Ghost headlines this evening with 2 fantastic pop records on their belt (one…
Check out this really awesome sounding acoustic recording of Jukebox the Ghost playing their track ‘Summer Sun’ off of their album ‘Everything Under the Sun’ which was one of my favorite albums of 2011.
It’s near impossible to pick one top album with the massive amount of music I listened to this year but I thought I’d try to at least give you an idea of what you should grab this year before we start anew. Monday I debuted 20 thru 16; Yesterday my 15 thru 11. 10. The Morning Benders – Big Echo This album was so damn good. The songs by Chris Chu, are some of the best songs written in this calendar year. ‘Excuses,’ is one of the sweetest pop-rock songs we heard this year. Put together with one of the…
Check out the new video for Jukebox the Ghost’s single ‘Schizophrenia’ off their recently released album, Everything Under the Sun. Avoiding any puns, this one is sure to get stuck in your head. Buy Everything Under the Sun Connect with Jukebox the Ghost: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace
Jukebox the Ghost is a is a Washington, D.C.-born, Philadelphia-based three-piece The band consists of Ben Thornewill (vocals & piano), Tommy Siegel (vocals & guitar) and Jesse Kristin (drums) whom are purveyors of fine indie-rock / piano-pop. My first experience with their music came at the hands of a cover they did of Jenny Owen Youngs Last Person. From there, I was intrigued and bought their debut 2008 album, Let Live and Let Ghosts. The album was chock full of fun tracks, Hold it In being one that really jumped out at me. The lyrics were fun, and lighthearted; the music was catchy and poppy. It all seemed bubbly and fun, without going overboard.
Fast forward to this week, and Jukebox the Ghost’s sophomore album, Everything Under the Sun, was released. When I first listened to the album, I was skeptical because of how much I enjoyed Let Live and Let Ghosts. After a few listens (10) I can certainly say this album is full of goodness. Its high spirited, fun loving, and a whole bunch of other positive 2 word descriptors. If you’ve followed along, you’ve heard their first released track Empire, what I’d call one of the best pop songs out there right now, the vocals sparkle, the song is incredibly catchy, and I think it’d be hard to find a better pop song out there right now. The melancholy, Summer Sun is actually one of my favorite tracks on this album. It begins in a melancholy, near ballad-like mood; builds to near anthemic levels. Even with this epic sounding build, it still comes across sweet and shows a growth on a musical level; after extensive touring and 2 years between albums this band is showing they have what it takes to make intelligent, insightful, and catchy music.