We’ve partnered with Rocket Punch! Records

rocketpunchHey Ghosts!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that we will be partnering with the Oakland independent label Rocket Punch! Records for our next release, We’re Gonna Die This Way.

As some of you know, RP!R is a true Oakland original, and about as indie as indie gets. They have a strong history of supporting the local bay area music scene, and have worked with such bands as Computer Class (formerly Death Ray), Hoverbikes, and Hurricane Ru Paul.

What does this mean for Ghost Town Gospel?

Better networking! Shared adventures! More promo! A sweet Rocket Punch! logo on our next album!

What does it mean for you our friends, family and fans?

This is just one step in the many we’re currently taking to kick things up to a whole new level.

Stay tuned and stand by for recording announcements and updates, tour announcements, and more videos of Josh eating really stupid things – big things are coming!

Lineup Changes

Happy TrailsSo this post has been a long time coming, and to be honest, it’s not something we’ve looked forward to writing.

There’s been a lot going on in our collective worlds since the Ghosts and Gobbelins tour last fall, and as many of you know we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus since then.

There’s been a lot of discussion, a lot of talking, a lot of reorganizing, and here it is:

It is with great heaviness in our hearts that we announce the departures of David Larson and Tyler Pritchard.

We’ve parted ways with both members for different reasons and at different times, and are just now getting around to making this one announcement.

We wish David the best in his new life in New Orleans, and wish the same to Tyler with his continued endeavors in Oakland.

Know that this isn’t the end of Ghost Town Gospel. Far from it, in fact. In the time since we took this hiatus we’ve all done some traveling, had some adventures, and written a LOT of songs.

It is with this spirit of renewal that we’re pleased to announced the remaining members – Roachie, Dillie, and Josh (now on banjo!) – have finally begun preproduction on our long awaited second album We’re Gonna Die This Way. The final product is still a long way out, since the theft of Dilly’s viola has been a major setback to the rehearsal and recording process.

Stay tuned for updates on the album and the recording process, as well as for future tour announcements.

In the mean time, you can catch Roachie and Josh hard at work in the Black Rock Desert. Keep your eyes peeled for some surprise performances at that thing in the dust.

Keep it rockin’, friends.

Big things are a comin’.

-Ghost Town Gospel

 

 

THANK YOU!

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Thank you so much to Outlaw Soaps (www.outlawsoaps.com) and everyone who contributed to our Indie Go Go Campaign to fix up this beautiful beastie you see here.

We just dropped it off at the shop to get ‘er tuned up and hopefully road-ready soon.

We appreciate all the love and support from our family and friends over the past year and especially the past few months, and hope to see you all on the road in 2014!