TV Ghost

TV Ghost

BandAlternativeRock

All mankind's motions are dictated by some wholesale, grotesque delirium.

Biography

TV Ghost is an American psychedelic post-punk band from Lafayette, Indiana, formed back in December 2006, while several band members still went to High School. TV Ghost's original lineup consisted of founding members Tim Gick and Jimmy Frezza doubling up as lead singer/guitarist, Brahne Hoeft on keyboards and Jackson VanHorn on drums. They recorded their first 7" (Atomic Rain b/w Bird Flu) in early spring of 2007.

By the end of 2007, Jimmy Frezza had left TV Ghost to pursue art school and was promptly replaced by bassist Shawn Beckering aka Shawn Ghost. They recorded three more records (a self-titled 12 inch EP on Die Stasi Records, a full length LP Cold Fish on In The Red, and a 7 inch on CDR "The Fiend b/w Prodrome) and toured the U.S. extensively for the next three years.

In early 2010 just a month before recording their Mass Dream album Jackson VanHorn left the band forcing Brahne to pick up the drums and the recently returned Jimmy Frezza to take on the keyboards. They spent 10 days recording the album as three piece with Brahne pulling double duty as drummer and keyboardist while Jimmy sorted out the keyboards. They immediately embarked on a two week tour of the Southwest followed directly by a six week tour of mainland Europe.

Because of the high stress of the tour Shawn Beckering left the band shortly after returning home. They spent the summer rebuilding with the help of Tristan Ivas (the new bassist for the band and band mate of Brahne, Jimmy, and Jackson in previous projects), before jumping back on the Midwest touring circuit with the likes of the God Bullies in the fall of 2010.

In April 2011, Mass Dream was released. A full U.S. tour with punk band and label mates The Spits followed. And Another full U.S. tour in fall 2011.

In January 2012, just after recording the ‘Phantasm b/w Panic Area’ single for Sweet Rot Records (Released in May 2012) founding member and former drummer Jackson VanHorn, returned to the band as guitarist before embarking on a U.S tour with punk band, The Spits. Returning home and collectively deciding to take on a slightly different approach to songwriting, the quintet spent late spring and summer writing and demo-ing for the their third LP for In the Red.

In Fall 2012, the boys recorded the LP at The Hangar Studio in Sacremento, CA with producer Chris Woodhouse (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Wild Flag). A viceral and hypnotic, and an overall bigger and more constructed sound, the third LP ‘Disconnect’ showcases the bands best work to date. This spring, TV Ghost will play 35 Denton Festival, SXSW and a U.S tour with Oakland, CA based band Wax Idols. ‘Disconnect’ will see release in Summer ‘13 via In the Red Records.

Discography

LP's:
'DISCONNECT' (IN THE RED, SUMMER 2013)
'MASS DREAM' (IN THE RED 2011)
'COLD FISH' (IN THE RED 2009)

EP'S:
'TELEVISION GHOST EP' (DIE STASI 2008)

SINGLES:
'PHANTASM B/W PANIC AREA' (SWEET ROT 2012)
'THE FIEND B/W PRODROME' (COLUMBUS DISCOUNT 2009)
ATOMIC RAIN B/W BIRD FLU' (DIE STASI 2007)