Seattle, WA - "Ho-lee shit!"
That's about the best way I can sum up Austin, TX band Ghostland Observatory last night. I had heard they put on a great show, and had fairly high expectations, but damn. If you're not familiar with Ghostland Observatory I think the best way I can describe them is as noisy/soul/dance/rock. Kind of like Death From Above 1979 but with a lot less metal and a bit more soul. Oh and some crazy-ass dance moves.
They had the sold out crowd (kind of crazy for a Monday night at The Croc) going crazy through their whole set. Screaming, dancing and generally just carrying on like mad. It made for a great atmosphere and an awesome backdrop to a really fun and unique sound.
They're loud as hell, full of energy and have an absolute knack for getting the crowd all hyphee. You'd probably have to see live to really appreciate them (if for no other reason but to see frontman Aaron Behrens' crazy dance moves), but for the time being, give 'em a listen.
Tour dates after the jump.