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José González – “Let It Carry You (Holy Ghost Remix)”

Early this month, we posted the album stream of Holy Ghost!’s remix collection Work For Hire, which is due out next week on DFA. The Brooklyn-based disco duo rework tracks by Cut Copy, Phoenix, Blood Orange, and more, but the original stream left out three of the remixes, José González’s “Let It Carry You” being… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 30, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Stream Holy Ghost!’s Remix Collection WORK FOR HIRE

Brooklyn disco duo Holy Ghost! haven’t shared any original music since 2013’s insanely groovy Dynamics, but they’ve been busy remixing cuts from Blood Orange, Katy Perry, MGMT, LCD Soundsystem, and the list goes on. No genre or artist appears to be off limits. The reworkings have found a home on WORK FOR HIRE, a collectio… More »

By: Collin Robinson / April 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Made In America Philadelphia In Words & Photos

Made In America has always struck me as an odd festival. In these still early years for the event, it’s a somewhat small entity. Two days as opposed to others’ four or five, or others’ double weekends; four stages in somewhat close quarters on a shut-down Benjamin Franklin Parkway; a lineup of a size where,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / September 2, 2014 - 3:47 pm

TV Party: Holy Ghost! Talk Veep

HBO’s Veep, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer, just ended its third critically acclaimed season and was renewed for a fourth. This morning, it was nominated for seven Emmy Awards. It has been nominated for the “Outstanding Comedy Series” Emmy three times, and has won the Writers Guild of America Award for… More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / July 10, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Katy Perry – “Birthday (Holy Ghost! Remix)”

It’s Friday, and it’s summer, and the World Cup is in full swing. It might as well be all of our birthdays, and we might as well celebrate with Holy Ghost!’s smooth and scintilating remix of Katy Perry’s latest hit. No idea if this is officially sanctioned, but it’s officially got me spinning in my… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 13, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Holy Ghost! – “Bridge & Tunnel” Video

The DFA dance duo Holy Ghost! recently released the 2013 Dynamics track “Bridge & Tunnel” as a single (which came with a remix by Prins Thomas), and now they have a video for it. Featuring clips of the band playing shows and people dancing along with footage of the open road, it’s a nice look… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 31, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Holy Ghost! – “Bridge & Tunnel (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)”

The New York disco duo Holy Ghost! just released “Bridge & Tunnel,” one of the tracks from their 2013 album Dynamics, as a single, and the 12″ features two different remixes from the Norwegian producer Prins Thomas. One of those two remixes, the “Diskomiks” version, layers on strings and vocoders and generally blows the track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2014 - 10:30 am

Blood Orange – “You’re Not Good Enough (Holy Ghost! Bootleg)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Two of New York’s best bands, the DFA New Wave disco crew Holy Ghost! and the foggy-lens Prince-channeling R&B revivalist Blood Orange, each made fantastic records this year in Dynamics and Cupid Deluxe respectively. Now those sounds are colliding on Holy Ghost!’s bootleg of the great bass-popping Blood Orange single “You’re Not Good Enough.” The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 16, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Watch Holy Ghost! Play Letterman

Holy Ghost! performed “Dumb Disco Ideas” from their new album Dynamics with a full band on last night’s Letterman. Golf claps, Dave, for having an appropriately-named band as the musical guest on your Halloween show. Check out their appearance below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 1, 2013 - 5:09 pm

RAC – “Let Go (Holy Ghost! Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

We’ve previously heard “Let Go,” the Kele- and MNDR-assisted disco-pop delight from RAC and seen its video. It’s a wonderful single, and now we’re getting even more of it — RACs on RACs on RACs, if you will. Today RAC releases an EP of five “Let Go” remixes by the Krystal Klear, Holy Ghost!, Cherry… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 29, 2013 - 10:43 am

Holy Ghost! – “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Drake Cover)

Drake’s recent monster single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” was always pretty much a synthpop song; there’s no rap and precious little R&B anywhere on it. And now the New York synthpop duo Holy Ghost! has covered the song cranking up those early-’80s albums and turning it into the sort of thing that might play… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2013 - 9:14 am

Artist Portraits From Treasure Island Festival 2013

In addition to our gallery of live shots from last weekend’s Treasure Island Festival, our photographer Moses Namkung snapped some intimate portraits of Sleigh Bells, Disclosure, Holy Ghost!, Palma Violets, and more. Check them out above. More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 21, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Photos: Treasure Island Festival 2013

People who live in the Bay Area are lucky. Not only did they get to enjoy the incredible Outside Lands lineup, a month later they get a whole other festival in the form of Treasure Island. A ton of great bands showed up there over the weekend, from James Blake to Holy Ghost! to Real… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 21, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Holy Ghost! – “Okay” Video

Last week, the New York synthpop duo Holy Ghost! released their sophomore album Dynamics, and today they give us the video for their woozy soft-focus keyboard ballad “Okay,” which sounds like the song that plays in an ’80s teen movie when the two leads realize they’re in love. The video, from director Ben Fries, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2013 - 11:21 am

Donna Summer – “Working The Midnight Shift (Holy Ghost! Remix)”

Holy Ghost! are the latest to remix a classic Donna Summer track from the upcoming tribute compilation Love To Love You Donna for the late disco queen. With “Working The Midnight Shift,” the DFA duo join the ranks with Hot Chip and Chromeo & Oliver, whom we have previously heard Summer track makeovers from. Check… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 17, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Factory Floor And Holy Ghost!, DFA’s Yin And Yang

It’s been a big week for DFA Records, what with Echoes celebrating its tenth anniversary and “All My Friends” getting thrown into the conversation of the Best Song Of The Millennium (and let’s be honest, it totally is). There’s also that new Shit Robot single featuring DFA pal Reggie Watts and Arcade Fire’s James Murphy-supervisedReflektorsaturation. More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 13, 2013 - 11:05 am

Watch Holy Ghost! Play Kimmel

We wrote about the Brooklyn-based synth-pop duo Holy Ghost! last week in anticipation of their sophomore album Dynamics that was officially released today. Last night, the band appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to showcase two of their new tracks — “Okay” and “Changing Of The Guard.” Holy Ghost! will embark on a packed two-month tour… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 10, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Stream Holy Ghost! Dynamics

So many new album streams today! You should probably make time for this one, though. The New York disco-pop duo Holy Ghost! are about to return with their sophomore LP Dynamics, the follow-up to 2011’s self-titled debut, and the new album sounds gorgeous on first listen. The band always came off like the smoothest act… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Holy Ghost! – “Okay”

Holy Ghost! are gearing up to release brand new full-length Dynamics early next month on DFA. We’ve already heard LP cut “Teenagers In Heat” but today they offer “Okay,” another throwback synthpop jam to preview before the album’s release. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 21, 2013 - 11:39 am

Holy Ghost! – “Teenagers In Heat” Lyric Video

Lyric videos have now become an art unto themselves, as some musicians have gone an extra step to create something that engages as well as acts as a service for fans (see: Tegan And Sara’s “I Was A Fool“). For “Teenagers In Heat,” Holy Ghost! have linked up with previous collaborator Ben Fries to craft… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 23, 2013 - 12:43 pm
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