About The Golden Ghosts

Originally a Duo, formed between Riley Bray (Vocals, Guitar, Piano) and Justin Goings (Drums, Percussion), The Golden Ghosts found their way on the run, playing many of their first shows in 2011 at SXSW, followed by several regional tours in and around California. Their sound moves freely from psychedellic surf and garage to southern soul and desert rock. With the release of their debut LP Gleam (2012) The group began to build their following. Self released on the band's own label Rainspell, Gleam broke the top 200 on CMJ charts. Now joined by Spencer Schuck (Bass), The Golden Ghosts are preparing to release their sophomore record, Everything Becomes. Recorded in San Francisco, the album was tracked using exclusively analog equipment. Freeing themselves from the computer, The Golden Ghosts have refined their sound and approach on Everything Becomes. The album is due for release in March 2014.

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The second offering, slated for release March 2014.


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Their sound can be attributed to a 70's rock revival mixed with your favorite elements of shoegaze and post punk.

via Popgang


Selected Press: Gleam | 2012

“…whether meting out earnest anthems, brawny barroom rock or pedal steel-laden laments, the Golden Ghosts’ crisp guitar work has a lot to offer fans whose tastes run to the old school…Wear your boots – the galloping “Heart of Coal” is for stomping” -Buzzbands LA

“The Golden Ghosts’ recently released debut album “Gleam” is rock n roll at its finest.” -The Daily Comet – Artist to Watch

“an infectious album with great song structure, great stories, and a rock and roll attitude.” -Rocknothingbut.com

“…by the end of their set, had created a psychedelic bonfire as the guitars raged, the rhythm section seemingly pumped iron, the lead singer wailed (working the stage like a shaman.)” -Jersey Beat, NJ

“Their music is groovy and really quite infectious” -Submerge Magazine, Sacramento

“Los Angeles-based Golden Ghosts charmed the crowd with their gracious attitude and twangy Southern-inspired brand of rock ’n’ roll. “ -Sacramento Press

"A captivating album that's both a little bit bluesy and a little bit retro, but it’s always 100% rock and roll" -justpressplay.net

“The Golden Ghosts have delivered a debut album that reflects the spirit, resilience and timelessness of great American music.” -hotindienews.com

“Over its 11 tracks, Gleam shows that The Golden Ghosts are full of influences and that they’re certainly no one trick pony. The songs are well written and the album is solid from start to finish.” -muzikreviews.com

“Their sound can be attributed to a 70's rock revival mixed with your favorite elements of shoegaze and post punk.” -Popgang

“Gleam's colorful blur of garage and classic rock, folk music, spaghetti western and even punk could have been recorded anytime between 1975 and now.” -Sea of Tranquility

Their music is groovy and really quite infectious.

via Submerge Magazine, Sacramento

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