GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY Featured Press
Extensive interview with Thomas and Aaron about many of the important things in life.
"Ghostland’s repertoire has always defied easy genre classification, with songs jumping from funk to rock to electro-disco"
"Until recently, it seemed that Austin-based electronica duo Ghostland Observatory was following the classic indie rags-to-riches script. The band had self-released two records, toured around the country, climbed the festival circuit, met with major labels and looked like it was in a good position to sign a big deal. And then its members changed their minds, and decided to release their forthcoming album, Robotique Majestique by themselves."
"Ghostland have mated inventive electronic beats with glam-rock melodies for a catchy, highly theatrical take on dance music. And they've done it their way."
Wall Street Journal
"Comparisons to Daft Punk are apt to a degree, but there's really no act like them."
"Ghostland Observatory is the only act in town that could pull off such an extravagant and grand production."
"The Austin natives have also produced one of the most innovative laser light shows in recent memory, dazzling fans across the country."
"They are in control of their own creativity, marching to the beat of their own drum, rather than following trends. If you’re a Ghostland Observatory fan, Codename: Rondo deserves your attention."
"If Turner is the man behind the curtain of sound, Behrens is the face of Oz with the voice of a wizard. He dances, prances, prowls, slinks, shimmies, and throws himself into the wicked vortex of GLO's aural funnel cloud."
The Huffington Post
"They delivered everything we have come to love and expect from the duo: a contagious case of electro-pop-rock fever, a giant dance party, unstoppable energy, trademark getups of capes and fringe, and a rainbow laser lightshow bonanza."
"Ghostland Observatory succeeds with dance music and work ethic."
Consequence of Sound
"The duo has made it's name on the stage."
Pittsburgh City Paper
"Ghostland Observatory's disco-punk taps a deep soul groove, striking a balance between a club rave and a hippie bonfire. The songs writhe with heavy dance-floor rhythms, bob to perky new-wave synth melodies, then brush up against jagged guitar strut… The fourth album, Codename: Rondo, explores a raw, stripped-down sound, the basement quake only lightly frosted with whirs of electro-funk keyboards and brief spasmodic riffage."
"Codename: Rondo makes good times all the more accessible; the tour should be a winner. It’s difficult to listen without moving or smiling."
"The duo has assembled a great collection of sounds that immediately identify Codename: Rondo as a Ghostland product."
LA Music Blog
"Blending elements of funk, punk and automated voiceboxes in a vibrant electronic soup, Ghostland Observatory manages to keep their feet planted in familiar territory while still stretching to fresh, new horizons…The bottom line is that Codename: Rondo is a marvelously fresh and inventive electronic album that visits so many past funk and classic rock stylings, that you’d swear they kept a flux capacitor in their keyboard."
Boston Weekly Dig
"The Ghostland duo made a tight connection with the crowd and were treated reciprocally by their fans. Great show, huge lights, good music."
"The album not only reclaimed Ghostland Observatory as one of the funkiest bands on the electronic music circuit, but also reminded the band’s principals why they started making music in the first place."
Dallas Morning News
"Codename: Rondo is a 10-song collection of infectiously trippy, synthesized pop-dance music perfect for moving and swirling."
"Ghostland Observatory put an exclamation point on a fine album by taking a breath and allowing the listener to bask a bit in the tremendous performance just executed… Codename: Rondo, conversely keeps it predominantly sunny, serving lyrical musings as a side note to the ultimate purpose of shaking it to the groove."