Boston based neo-psychedelic rock band Ghosts of Jupiter will release their second full length album The Great Bright Horses on October 11th, 2016. The release will be accompanied by a run of live dates around New England, with appearances in Worcester MA, Cambridge MA, Portland ME, and Dover NH.
Formed in 2011 and led by singer/composer and multi-instrumentalist Nate Wilson, Ghosts of Jupiter achieved regional success with their self-titled debut release. The album was received with critical acclaim and was followed by live appearances with Blue Öyster Cult, moe., Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the Buffalo Killers and Dead Meadow. In 2012 the band teamed up with Boston’s Museum of Science to create Ghosts of Jupiter: Music Experience, a fully immersive music and animation film which recalled the laser-light show era of classic rock’s yesteryear. The show ran for over a year at the Charles Hayden Planetarium in Boston, and has since been shown at planetarium festivals in Auckland, New Zealand and Boulder, Colorado.
On their second independent full-length release The Great Bright Horses, Ghosts of Jupiter’s latest effort draws upon the experimental flute-prog of Traffic and King Crimson, the exploratory elements of Meddle-era Pink Floyd, and the modern psychedelia of Tame Impala, Midlake, and Dungen.
The 9 tracks on The Great Bright Horses were self-produced by the band over the course of two years. Foregoing the use of a traditional recording studio, the band utilized their own portable equipment to record in rustic spaces across rural Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. The album was recorded, mixed and engineered by bassist Tommy (“Steve Dave”) Lada. According to bandleader Wilson, “We wanted to see what we could do if we had complete control over the process from start to finish, with the freedom to take risks, and lack of any real constraints of time or money. It started out as an experiment just to see if we could do it ourselves, but the results are a huge step forward for the band, and the process was more satisfying than any other recording I’ve ever been a part of.”
The Great Bright Horses will be available for download on October 11th directly through the band’s website, ghostsofjupiter.com, as well as on iTunes and Google Play. Album release dates are as follows:
Friday, October 14th @ Electric Haze, Worcester, MA. w/special guests Atlas Lab ( 21+)
Friday, October 21st @ Lizard Lounge Cambridge, MA. (21+ )
Thursday November 10th @ Portland House of Music and Events, Portland, Maine. w/special guests Formula 5. (21+)
Friday November [email protected] Dover Brickhouse, Dover, NH. w/special guests Cold Engines. (21+)