I first heard Ghostland Observatory about a year ago on Little Radio (my reliable source for the coolest new music), with their single Sad Sad City, and immediately bought both their albums off the tubes of the Internet. GhOb is two guys–just two–who blend the slick blippy electro sound of Daft Punk or Laurent Garnier with the strutting soul-rock of The Clash or Bowie. It makes for a combo that’s utterly irresistible–it’s hard not to car-dance whenever they come on my ipod during my daily commute.
New to the band? Listen to Sad Sad City, Silver City or Victory Lap on iTunes. For a while they were my Indie-Cred Trump Card, the band I’d whip out to prove how in the loop I was. Now everyone knows they rawk. They play at the Fonda this Friday the 30th.
Well, if you’re one of the folks who know they rawk, or if you’re one of the folks who don’t but have now listened and agree that they rawk, here’s a chance to win tickets! Just email me your answer to this question: What song did GhOb play in their recent appearance on Conan O’Brien? Answers posted in comments will not be considered.