Jukebox The Ghost, a trio from Washington DC, made a name for themselves in 2008 with their debut album Let Live and Let Ghosts. Good old fashioned sunny side up pop, fueled by a piano. The follow-up Everything Under The Sun sounds like more of the same at first, but the lyrics have gained depth and and an edge of darkness. The rhythms are far more adventurous. Paul McCartney is one of their heroes, and long winded UK prog band Yes is an obvious influence.
With two songwriters in the band, piano player Ben Thornewill and guitarist Tommy Siegel, who create a steady output of new material, they are a kind of jukebox themselves, with drummer Jesse Kristin overseeing the arrangements. Everything Under The Sun is an album that goes down smoothly for the casual listener, while headphone geeks can get their fill from dissecting the chord progressions.
Jukebox The Ghost:
Ben Thornewill: piano, vocals
Tommy Siegel: guitar, vocals
Jesse Kristin: drums, tambourines
Everything Under The Sun is released on Yep Roc Records.Tracks:
- Half Crazy
- Summer Sun
- The Sun
- So Let Us Create
- The Sun (Interlude)
- The Stars
- The Popular Thing
- 09/15 Boston, MA - Great Scott *$
- 09/16 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *$
- 09/17 Baltimore, MD - Sonar *$
- 09/18 Charlottesville, VA- The Southern Cafe & Music Hall *$
- 09/20 Louisville, KY - The Vernon Club *#
- 09/21 St Louis, MO - Cicero's *#
- 09/22 Little Rock, AR - Juanita's Cantina Ballroom *#
- 09/23 Houston, TX - House of Blues *#
- 09/24 Austin, TX - The ND at 501 Studios *#
- 09/25 Frisco, TX - Oysterfest *#
- 09/28 San Diego, CA - The Loft UCSD #&
- 09/30 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #&
- 10/02 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill #&
- 10/04 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #&
- 10/05 Seattle, WA - High Dive #&
- 10/07 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court #&
- 10/08 Denver, CO - Hi Dive #&
- 10/09 Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr #
- 10/11 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry ^!
- 10/12 Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus Club ^!
- 10/13 Chicago, IL - Schubas ^!
- 10/14 Indianapolis, IN - MOKB Presents @ Radio Radio ^!
- 10/15 Pittsburgh, PA - The Brillobox ^!
- 10/16 Washington, DC - The Black Cat ^!
- 10/27 Portland, ME - State Theatre @
- 10/28 Burlington, VT - Flynn Center @
- 10/30 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel @
* = w/ Via Audio
$ = w/ Drink Up Buttercup
# = w/ Hooray for Earth
& = w/ AB & the Sea
^ = w/ Elizabeth & the Catapult
! = w/ Ruby Coast
@ = w/ Guster