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Ghostland Observatory

Nov. 17, KFCH

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Electro glam duo Ghostland Observatory know how to bring the dance party. Comprised of the aviator-wearing, double dark braid-sporting Aaron Behrens and the mad-scientist synth whiz Thomas Turner, this over-the-top Austin, Texas, act has been injecting wailing soul and ass-shaking funk into electro pop beats since the release of 2005's delete.delete.i.eat.meat.

After packing the sweat-drenched dance floors in Austin for a solid year, Ghostland turned out their sophomore album, Paparazzi Lightning. The album won the duo national acclaim, landing them on NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien in 2007, where they performed "Sad, Sad City." The song was a Cure-tinted anthem for the white belt set, with Behrens pleading: "Well I need you / to want me, to hold me, to tell me the truth / Ain't no party in a sad, sad city."

Ghostland released Robotique Majestique in 2008 and is now touring on 2010's Codename: Rondo.