Exit Ghost

Exit Ghost

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Exit Ghost was recently described in Performer Magazine as reminiscent of "[Neil Young's]After the Goldrush on steroids". Drawing easy comparisons to Tegan and Sara, The Replacements, and fellow Chicagoans Wilco, Exit Ghost is a band rooted in searching, hummable melodies bathed in rich guitar rock.


Drawing easy (and repeated) comparisons to The Replacements, Sun Kil Moon, Tegan and Sara, and the art-rock of Wilco, Chicago-based Exit Ghost has brought its inventive, rooted indie-folk to the stages of some of the Midwest's most prominent venues in the busy year since the group’s 2009 formation. Following a string of energized summer performances including Minneapolis’s 7th St. Entry, Chicago’s historic Double Door, Cincinnati’s Midpoint Music Festival, and a slew of intimate (if a little sweaty) club dates, Exit Ghost is gearing up for the release of its first album with engineer Mike Hagler (Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, Will Oldham) at Chicago’s infamous Kingsize Studio. Hailed by Performer Magazine as reminiscent of "[Neil Young's]After the Goldrush on steroids", Exit Ghost looks forward to a national tour in 2011, driving its trusty Mercury Villager into the ground with regional dates in the meantime.


The Pony Soldier EP -- Fall 2009

Recorded with producer Doug McBride of Gravity Studios (Smashing Pumpkins, Plain White T's, Fall Out Boy), featured on several college radio stations as well as upcoming airtime on Richard Milne's Local Anesthetic (WXRT Chicago)

Hang The Lights EP -- Fall 2010

Hailed by TimeOut Chicago as "anthemic", the Hang The Lights EP was recorded in the Fall of 2010 at Chicago's Kingsize Studios in Humboldt Park with engineer Mike Hagler (Wilco, Neko Case, LCD Soundsystem).

Set List

Typical Set Length: 45 minutes
Maximum Set Length: 2 hours

Our sets usually consist of completely original material.

Sample set list:

Blue Boat
Manitou Strait
Believe Me
Send this Off
Talk Today
Circa 99
The Pony Soldier
Ear to my Hand
Hang the Lights
The Music of It All
Big Star
Did I See You?
Sarah Ann
Jordan River (Will You Let Me Pass?)
These Were My Brothers
Bad Idea
Move Alone
Take Time
Hold Me Back
Like I Did Before