I Saw a Ghost

I Saw a Ghost

 Richmond, Virginia, USA
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I Saw a Ghost is a Post Hardcore Experimental Rock band from Richmond, VA. With influences from Underoath to Circa Survive we bring a mix of heavy rock and melodies tied together with catchy hooks and a powerful live show.

Biography


Since their inception, I Saw a Ghost has always held their own ground. Beginning in 2006 by Patrick Bowman, Devin Cooper, Alex Garrett, Grayson Rhine, Darrell Talastas, and Patrick Mitchell; the band blended energetic rock/post-hardcore, emotive melodies and unique experimental electronica. After having their part in the band, Patrick and Devin soon disbanded and the band went on hiatus.

Under Alex, Grayson, Patrick, Darrell, and new members: Wes Dimond and Donny Sauer, the band regained hold and they soon released their debut self titled EP 'I Saw a Ghost'. Well received by many, it brought a very different flavor to the local VA music scene. With combination of physical copies and digital sales, the EP sold more than 1,500 copies.
Patrick Mitchell eventually left the band to pursue school and was replaced by good friend, Jesse Ferguson as the keyboardist, Alex Garrett also soon left and was soon replaced by Griffin Kentner as clean vocalist and guitar player.
In the Fall of 2010, the band traveled to Rochester Hills, MI to record their follow-up EP 'That Makes Two of Us' with Producer/Engineer Matt Dalton and Craig Owens, of Chiodos. While between sessions, Griffin Kentner was replaced by ex-Jefferson Third drummer to continue recording.

Fast forward to Summer of 2011, the band announced that they secured a date on the Vans Warped Tour in Camden, NJ. During the tour however, tensions arose due to complications with the release of the 'That Makes Two of Us' being late to release and by August of 2011, the band announced their breakup and members went their separate ways. With Wes joining The Downtown Fiction, Donny playing in Aim For The Weekend, and Grayson fronting In Visions, while Darrell remained.

2013 led to the notion of a reboot of the band with a different direction and sound. With new members and new music to bring to the table, 2013 will hold new life for the band. On July 30th 2013, the band released their long awaited song 'Traitors & Turncoats'.

Lyrics

Showcase Showdown

Written By: I Saw a Ghost

Sweet talk to me so sweetly,
I almost believe you,
Inside you want to,
End
my life.

Well does it make you,
My lovely enemy?
I love you, you hate me
just...

Understand it was all in your hands,
And now itÕs killing
you.
Have a taste of your own medicine,
Drink it up Õtill your heart turns
blue.

You say IÕm sorry sweetie,
But I canÕt believe you,
Behind your
smile,
You hide your twisted mind.

Well does it make you,
My lovely
enemy?
I love you, you hate me just...

Understand it was all in your
hands,
And now itÕs killing you.
Have a taste of your own medicine,
Drink it
up Õtill your heart turns blue.

Well does it make you,
My lovely enemy?
I
love you, you hate me just.

Well does it make you,
My lovely enemy?
I love
you, you hate me just.

Well does it make you,
My lovely enemy?
I love you,
you hate me.

Understand it was all in your hands,
And now itÕs killing
you.
Have a taste of your own medicine,
Drink it up Õtill your heart turns
blue.

Traitors & Turncoats

Written By: I Saw a Ghost

YOU THINK THAT YOU ARE FINE!
?TAKE A LOOK IN MY MIND
!?YOU'RE JUST A TRAITOR AND A TURNCOAT!
?I'VE FIGURED YOU OUT!?YOU WON'T GET FAR, I SWEAR!?
WHAT YOU'VE DONE ISN'T FAIR!?
YOU LEAVE JUST SO MUCH EVIDENCE THAT I CAN PLACE YOU THERE!?DON'T EVER GIVE BUT TAKE!
?EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU FAKE!
?COPY OF A COPY!?
DISPOSED OF PROPERLY!

Wasting time thinking about the future…?With nothing but my own shaky hands to answer such a rusty suture.?And every time I try, I plummet to the earth like a stone.?Yeah, I've felt so alone the minute you walked away…

NOW I'M STUCK INSIDE THIS HOME WE CALLED OUR OWN;?ALONE!

So stop taking all of your answers from people who're feeding you cancer…?Can't you seem to make your own decisions without making deep incisions??And can't you see it kills me??Making me act so fake…?It makes it seem like hell; it's the perfect place for me.

I KEEP ASKING, "WHAT DID I DO?!"?I KEEP ASKING, "WHAT DID I DO?!"
?(And we came so close to making things so perfect…)?And I watched your faith turn from passion to angst

IT DOESN'T COUNT IF NO ONE'S AROUND!?I FIND MYSELF ALONE OUT AND ABOUT!?(Explain to me how you're in pain...)
?YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES, TRAITOR!
?NO ONE'S EVER GONNA FORGIVE YOU!?DON'T REPEAT THE PAST, TURNCOAT!?
THE ONLY ONE WHO CHANGES THE PATTERN IS YOU!?
YOU WILL LEARN!?FACE IT AND LEARN!

So stop taking all of your answers from people who're feeding you cancer…?Can't you seem to make your own decisions without making deep incisions??And can't you see it kills me??Making me act so fake…?It makes it seem like hell; it's the perfect place for me.

I KEEP ASKING, "WHAT DID I DO?!"?"WHAT DID I DO?!"?"WHAT DID I DO?!
"?WHY WON'T YOU ANSWER?!?
WHY WON'T YOU LISTEN?!
?ANSWER ME!
?THIS IS WHAT I KNOW…!
THIS IS THE WORST I'VE KNOWN TO ME!
?THIS IS THE WORST I'VE KNOWN TO ME!
?GAIN THE STRENGTH TO CHANGE!?(CAUSE YOU'RE NO DIFFERENT!)
?OR END UP LIKE ME!

Discography

2008 Album - Self Titled I Saw a Ghost EP (Single - Showcase Showdown)

2010 Album - That Makes Two of Us

2013 Single - Traitors & Turncoats

Music played on WGMU Radio (local collage radio)

Y101.1 Richmond Rock Radio- Interview/acoustic performance and airtime as well

Online Radio Streaming via online stores, iTunes, and various internet radio stations

Set List

We usually play a 6 song set which includes an intro and then our 6 songs. Sets are usually 25 min. We have a very high energy set that flows really smooth. Lights and great crowd interaction. No covers, all original material