Friday News Round Up: Truth Or Dare

May 30, 2008

Little White Earbuds interviews Ghostly founder/A+R Sam Valenti IV.

Matthew Dear to appear on David Bowie tribute comp.

The Chap and Skeletons and The Kings Of All Cities on the same stage in Manchester. Follow the Skeletons boys tour on their blog.

Up, Up and Outta Sight

May 30, 2008

Osborne’s Ruling EP, the companion release to Osborne’s full length debut, has climbed to #9 on the Groove charts. Read what the fine people of the New Yorker have to say about Outta Sight, also featured on the album, and if you missed the first time, check out a day in the life of Todd Osborn in this video.

Slower Movement

May 27, 2008

We’re recovering from a great Movement weekend, but we wanted to make sure we mentioned that Tycho’s new single Adrift/From Home is available today exclusively from iTunes in high quality and DRM-free format.

Mr. Hansen was also recently chosen to do a poster for the Obama campaign. You can see the image and the debate on his Blog.

Podcast Fever

May 23, 2008

Podcast Fever

We’ve wronged you, we know it. We’ve been asleep at the Podcast wheel. Give us one more chance.

Ryan Elliott’s “The R Factor” is arguably his finest mix yet. Ryan quietly released it to friends and the response forced us to make it GhostlyCast #9. It’s like a techno “state of the union” and Ryan is the President. You can stream/download or grab it at iTunes.

Michna flipped the Ghostly Swim compilation on its head and made a great free mix available from our friends at XLR8R.

Michna (under his Egg Foo Young guise) also has a new track out on the Stussy x Turntable Lab: Beats release that also features faves of ours like Lukid and Flying Lotus.

For the Americaner in you, have a great long weekend.

Fire In The Hole

May 21, 2008

Our finest Spectral jams for festival season.

-Audion’s annual heater comes in the shape of Billy Says Go and does not disappoint. 3 tracks of pure uncut techno.

-The Death Is Nothing To Fear series hits new heights with the 4th installment. This time ranging in mood from the burning Kill track, to the sunset cruising closer by Daso.

-Osborne’s debut keeps racking up rave reviews from All Music Guide and Little White Earbuds.

-Check two free mp3s from Matthew Dear’s massive Beginning Of The End singles collection.

Meanwhile in Detroit...

May 20, 2008

This weekend, Spectral artists man the decks at some great DEMF afterparties.

5.23 Ryan Elliott @ Bleu (Official Movement Opening Party)
5.23 Derek Plaslaiko @ The Works (“Tequila & Techno”)
5.24 Kate Simko @ Bert’s On Broadway
5.24 Par Grindvik @ Oslo (Proper Modulation Presents)
5.24 Derek Plaslaiko @ The Atlas Building (IT & Dethlab present “Too Far Gone, No Way Back”)
5.25 Derek Plaslaiko @ Oslo (Cheap Sunglasses presents “Temporary Tatoos”)
5.26 Ryan Elliott @ The Old Miami (“Need I Say More 3”)
5.26 Seth Troxler @ The Works (Beretta Label Night)

English Chatterboxes, They Have A Name

May 19, 2008

English Chatterboxes, They Have A Name

Did we mention we signed The Chap? They’ve been talking about their new record too (or food or remixing Beck) recently.

The Wire proclaims The Chap “mine similar ground to Hot Chip. Yet whereas much of Hot Chip’s charm lies in their fragile uncertainty, The Chap revel in being as baroque and ostentatious as possible”.

Pitchfork’s got a track up from them.

From Brazil To Detroit To You

May 16, 2008

Pick up the Spectral debut from Daso and Pawas, Det, at Beatport or in beautiful limited 12” form at The Ghostly Store.

Check the reviews at Resident Advisor, Pitchfork and Little White Earbuds.

Come and Get It

May 14, 2008

As you make your way through the new site, keep your eyes peeled for free downloads. They’re included within the release pages and will start filling out over the next few weeks. Grab the first single from The Chap’s Ghostly debut, Mega Breakfast.

A Couple Of Hours

May 13, 2008

Osborne (real name: Todd Osborn) is revealed in our interview video. Check out our Facebook page and post any feedback. For those who like their video hi-res (recommended), you can download a big (~100 megs) or bigger (~250 megs) as well.

If you haven’t checked his awesome album already, XLR8R’s Toddcast will give you a nice taste of what to expect.

Friday News Round-up: Midwest Pride Edition

May 9, 2008

Kate Simko and Kill Memory Crash rock Chicago’s music world.

Minneapolis designer Mike Cina of WeWorkForThem designs sleeves for Spectral Sound.

Ryan Elliott plays a Detroit party in London.

Ann Arbor-raised SAMIYAM (of Ghostly Swim’s FLYamSAM) gets love for his DIY distribution.

Heaven Sent

May 7, 2008

Fresh off their UK jaunt with Editors, Mobius Band take their victory lap on these fair shores alongside Cut Copy and Black Kids. Catch them in the Midwest, East Coast and in Canada while supplies last.

Put Your Hands Up...

May 6, 2008

Put Your Hands Up...

Today sees two big releases for Spectral Sound, Osborne’s self-titled debut and Daso and Pawas’ debut for Spectral, the Detroit-inspired Det. Osborne scored a 4/5 at Resident Advisor and “Det” has been played by DJs like Ben Watt, Konrad Black and Laurent Garnier. Both are available now at reduced price at The Ghostly Store for one week only.

Continue With Him

May 1, 2008

Not content with vinyl demolition, Par Grindvik is playing at Detroit’s Movement Festival and Barcelona’s Sonar this summer. Until then, you can catch PG along with label mates Daso and Sami Koivikko in Germany as part of the Spectral Sound meets Playhouse tour.

Lost in Legoland

May 1, 2008

Osborne’s new album, which is called, um… Osborne is almost here. To celebrate, we excavated this gem on YouTube of some lego art by T.O. himself. An exclusive new Osborne DJ mix is up at Beats In Space. The track list is up at our Facebook page. Elsewhere, Todd answers 10 questions for Textura.