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FIRST NEWS!!!: Ghastly City Sleep is playing at PIANOS / SEPT 17th / doors 7pm : Ghastly 11pm. It will be my birthday jubilee as well! All New Yorkers please come out and get weird with us. 

Gawd it’s been foreves. We are returning excitedly after this crazy stint of writing and recording our newest, upcoming full length. It will be entitled LULLING SKULLS. 

I am just gonna start spurting out things for recap since I am the best at blogging!

* We are missing our most stellar, cedar-spirited friend C.B. Houck. He has just become a father to a baby girl named Sage! Get in touch with him and shower them with love. He and Kimberly up and moved from New York down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina last month. 

* Therefore >> we have now added 2 new members into our family mix… Charlie Flexon and Sammy Gallo. Come out on the 17th and tell em your two cents. We are working hard these couple weeks to rearrange and learn a whole ton of things! (Ceebs, they ain’t doin too shabby.)

* We have a new full-length tentatively scheduled to release in October on MAGIC BULLET RECORDS. We’re stoked to be working with Brent Eyestone again. We decided to bring back all the familiar faces from our past on this album. Of course, you know us, we went a little non-traditional… It was half mixed by Alex Aldi & half mixed by Andrew Schneider. In addition, we brought Alan Siegler back, both in the writing/performing process of these songs, as well as playing an engineering role along with Charles Burst, Mike Kutchman and us Ghastlies.

* There have been some nice press releases already of a few tracks from the album. We are giddy-little moderne dancers over here.

>> “Clumsy One” has been released as an exclusive premiere on DIFFUSER.FM (9.2.2014)Both The Deli Magazine (New York, Chicago, and LA) and New York Music Journal have blogged about this premiere as well! 

>> “White Owls” has been released as an exclusive premiere on NYLON GUYS MAGAZINE (7.28.2014).

>> “Bent” has been released as an exclusive premiere on SPIN MAGAZINE (8.2.2013).

* Moving on. We have built a new website, which is brilliance for us!!! Check it >> GHASTLY CITY SLEEP WEBSITE

* Yeliz and I are almost finished with the artwork and design for the vinyl. There is also a surprise 4th side addition to the album, which now clocks in probably somewhere around 70 minutes. Oh, and YES! It will be a double LP. Still waiting to receive test presses. 

Phewww. That’s probably enough spewings for now. We hope to get a lot more of these shows set up and performing live. Please get in touch to help in making that happen.

We are really excited about all this new stuff. We truly feel it is our best work to date. Big bloody, pulpy hearts to all!

>>>> Bee; & The Ghastlies.

 

 

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We are hoping for a photo-shoot in the next couple weeks. Some big tasks have been accomplished and stirring excitement within the secluded Ghastly world lately. Ran some tests. Don’t wanna give too much, but it’s far too hard not to!

Additionally, we have scheduled some dates to wrap up ah hefty chunk of the foreverly-ongoing recording. Scattered across the Spring and Summer. It’s been a crazy long journey, with a lot of unforeseens, challenges, twists&turns, and whathaveyou’s. An uphill crawl.    .    .    .    .Can’t wait ta see the view.

We of course need ah ton of help. So please get in touch if you have energy-things to offer!

Visit here to chip in as well:  http://ghastlycitysleep.bandcamp.com/merch

Pulpy Hearts>>>>  tha Ghastlies’

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Here is a second flyer design I created along with Yeliz for our show in a couple days at Pianos.

Getting uber-excited for the ridiculously long process I have delved artistically into… will hopefully become the cover of our future album (secret, secret). We would also love to spread this video Matt has terrifically put together… us Ghastlies in our practice space preparing for this January 11th show. Loving his new camera!

Come out if you are in the city this Saturday night! We have been putting our energies into a lot of deep wells lately…. gold-digging dreaming.

freshpulped hearts>>>> brandon.

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Happy Holidays and grandly suchnesses to all. The year 2014 is pretty much beyond the idea of future in every sense. Never knew things could get that far.

We are stoked to be starting this new year off right! Playing a show in the early yawnings… January 11th at PIANOS in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

We are elated to have been asked to perform as part of Knife Thrower’s Assistance(‘s) month long Pianos Residency. Thank you, Heidi. In addition, Matt will be dancin’ the double dutch… he plays with dear friends Bunny Punch.

Been listening to Depeche Mode and The Everly Brothers on absurd repeat these holiday days. Pretty sure that’s a concoction to keep Eggnog on its toes…

Please please, Bring your weird heads out, should be a rattlesnake. When is a Saturday evening on that lower strip not

 

 

Ghastly hitting the road again is clawing it’s way to the forefront and fast.

We leave in a couple weeks… Big news/// WE NEED A VAN!

If anyone has a van they could rent, or know of for us to rent that is somewhat reasonable and reliable, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CONTACT.  You can write us also at theghastlycitysleep@gmail.com

I don’t have mah baby BLU anymore….

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I miss him and his rattley bones.

See you soon East Coasters.

>>>   bee / ghastlies.

Typical fashion. Disappeared again. Said to be in the well, but hiding in the barn. No prob Bob.

We have a lot of things to catch up on. Summertime river floatings, the world strangely keeps drifting. Here is the first in the set of newsies… Ghastly is coming out of our locust cicada sleep and will be playing shows again. It’s been an absurdistly long dormancy. So long, had to invent a word.

Ghastly is doing a 2 week East Coast tour this summer, from July 27 – August 10. Here are our tentative & hellishly-hot dates:

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July 26: Brooklyn, NEW YORK; (tbd)

July 27: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA

July 28: Detroit, MICHIGAN

July 29: Toledo, OHIO

July 30: Louisville, KENTUCKY

July 31: Nashville, TENNESSEE

Aug. 1: Birmingham, ALABAMA

Aug. 2: New Orleans, LOUISIANA

Aug. 3: Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA

Aug. 4: Gainesville, FLORIDA

Aug. 5: Athens, GEORGIA

Aug. 6: Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA

Aug. 7: Norfolk, VIRGINIA

Aug. 8: Richmond, VIRGINIA

Aug. 9: Washington, D.C.

Aug. 10: Baltimore, MARYLAND

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 We hope to see your to-die-for faces. Any and all help is called for in getting the beast up and drooling, and the show on the road. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so largely as of the late. We will be announcing more things in the upcoming days. Until then, you can always help us continue moving forward thru our bandcamp… http://ghastlycitysleep.bandcamp.com/merch
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Weird Hearts>>>>
Bee. & Ghastlies.

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Hey everyone’

Nerve twitches, nerve nerve nerves & neural witches. We are going in next weekend to begin the recording process towards our future full-length album. We have been whittlin down the drum sections quite meticulously these weeks. Can’t wait to bring this into fruition.

As you probably know, we have also been working hard on other Ghastly arts as well as writing… offering you one-of-a-kind pieces of art and goods as a means to help us raise fundings for this upcoming recording. We have been attempting to raise around $1,200 for this first weekend. And, we must proudly say, it has been going quite amazingly well. We still have a ways to go, but your love and support has chipped that burden meltingly away. Thank you ya big lovely idiotheads… we wanna squeeze you.

Earlier this week Matt posted 2 more handmade copper etched bracelets for those good arms of yours. Please check them out. He has been slamming these beauties out lately… getting more and more “devil’s in the details” by the months.

I have also been working along with Yeliz Secerli in designing a limited edition run of “SONG TITLE” tote bags. We have printed, along with the to-die-for help of Michael Davis, a run of 100 bags. They are available in either black or white, and flaunt one of Ghastly’s new songs on the backs. We have printed 5 different titles:

“Bent, Clumsy 1, Lulling, Moonless, & Witchery”

Stark and goth and yesyes… These totes are available in either black or white, and are each a bit different & one-of-a-kind. As the numbers break down, there are only a handful of each idea. We are super stoked on all of the pieces we have created for this Art Fair Fundraiser so far. Hoping this next album will be far more melting on an ear brain emotional wave level experience.

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ohhhhh we also would love to begin playing some shows again soon. Please get in touch with us.

Please visit our bandcamp site & help support our artistic endeavors:

http://ghastlycitysleep.bandcamp.com/merch

Big Dumb Dark Red Hearts

Brandon / Ghastly.

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