That Ghost
That Ghost will be playing at The Knockout this coming Tuesday (9:30pm) with Japan’s PWRFL POWER, Daniel Francis Doyle (Austin) and Naked Hearts (NYC). Don’t be fooled by the name — “That Ghost” is actually the solo project constructed by nineteen-year-old Ryan Schmale of Santa Rosa. The sound that comes along with the name consists of lucid instrumentals and lazy distorted vocals, creating a sense of being trapped in some sort of dream. Schmale’s simple chord progressions, patterns and ideas have earned appearances at national festivals, including this past SxSW.

[audio:] That Ghost – “Open Windows”

[audio:] That Ghost – “I Crossed Out the Options”

Schmale has been recording and releasing EP’s and full-lengths out of his bedroom since 2006, before being picked up by Brooklyn’s Twosyllable Records for his 7″ I Crossed Out the Options/Fridays Off‘ (2008). That Ghost’s most recent effort, Young Fridays, proves that there is a promising future for the young musician — it can be downloaded at the twosyllable store or on iTunes.

That Ghost will continue with more tour dates:

June 17 Blank Club in San Jose, California
June 18 West Street Market in Reno, Nevada
June 19 Where House in Ashland, Oregon

June 20 East End in Portland, Oregon

July 16 The Rickshaw Stop with No One and the Nobodys, The Dry Spells