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Genre: Alternative Rock, Rock

Website: http://www.ghostboxorchestra.com

MP3 (click name to download; click player to stream):
Oh, The Moon Hangs Low

The Only Light On


Ghost Box Orchestra hails from Boston, where the band has been unleashing mind-bending, face-melting psychedelic rock since 2008. The band’s first songs came from the boot-stomp, cactus-rock guitar musings of Texas transplant Jeremy Lassetter. Far from the warmth of his home state, Lassetter began working with keyboardist Nazli Green in Boston in the winter of 2007 after the two discovered a shared love for Black Mountain, Sonic Youth, Queens of the Stone Age, and Autolux. The addition of Nazli’s haunting cathedral melodies found Lassetter’s songs ebbing and flowing into a more ambient beast. Soon after, Lassetter was introduced to local drone-and-reverb guitar phenom Christopher Johnson (a transplant himself, from Salt Lake City, Utah), who hails from more shoegazey roots, musically. Lassetter shared his desert-psych demos with Johnson, who loved the fusion of sounds between 60s psychedelia, surf guitar, and rock. Their shared sense of tone idolatry and the massive dual-Jaguar guitar sound took the live prospect to the next level. After the no-brainer addition of Johnson to the band, the next hurdle was to find a competent drummer, a rare commodity in Boston. It wasn’t until the summer of 2008 that the search was over, when Nazli met Martin Rex at a 4th of July BBQ and overheard that he was a drummer. Innocent to Rex’s history with the local legendary space-rock outfit Lockgroove and psych-folk purveyors Broken River Prophet, Nazli approached Martin and asked if he had time for a new project. As luck would have it, Martin was ready for a new challenge, and after being impressed with Lassetter’s demos, he agreed to start practicing with the band immediately. Two bass players later, we fast forward to October of 2009 when the band was lucky enough to recruit Dennis Noble (also from Broken River Prophet) to bring his incomparable and creative bass constructs to bear on GBO’s now-monolithic live sound, reuniting with Rex to fill out an already-established powerhouse rhythm section.

Currently, the band’s rock history includes over 50 shows played with the likes of Spectrum, Woven Bones, Asteroid #4, Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo, Decibully, Early Day Miners, Disappears, Prince Rama, December Sound, and the Lovetones. Their debut album, The Only Light On, was released in July 2010.