Los Angeles band United Ghosts blends a seemingly dizzying collection of influences (Dreampop, Psychedelia, Electronica, Krautrock) into a cohesive, hypnotic sound that celebrates its influences, while keeping one eye firmly set towards the future.
Initially conceived as a loose garage-studio project by founding members and co-vocalists Sha Sabi and Axel Ray, United Ghosts have released two 7" singles, 2013's self-titled debut album and the Dear Electric Sun EP to much public and critical acclaim, picking up extensive radio play by such Indie-rock mavens as Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne (BBC6 UK), Nic Harcourt (KCSN), Mark Sovel (KLOS), Jamie Kennedy (XFM London) and many others.
The band fared especially well in the UK, where they were picked up by Cargo Records for distribution and made many devoted fans through their hypnotic live shows.
After three successful UK/European tours, a slew of US dates (including CMJ New York) and an LA residency, UG went back into the studio to work on new music, this time co-produced by Axel Ray and Mark Rains (BRMC, Death Valley Girls). The band debuted the new material to great feedback at SXSW 2017, and then hit the road in the summer on t
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