Not sure what is better the music of Ghostland Observatory or their name. I am a big lover of using anything Ghost in your name...not sure why, just am. Their electro/punk 80's sounding sythn bliss is a great listen. I have heard John in the morning on KEXP play several of their cuts and I love them all.
From their website:
Ghostland Observatory is not a band, but an agreement between two friends to create something that not only heals their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock ‘n roll souls. Taking the working man’s approach, Ghostland Observatory spend countless hours in their south Austin studio. They have released two albums in less than a year, and have moved audiences from coast to coast with their live performances and unique style. Ghostland Observatory is the duo of front man Aaron Behrens and producer/drummer Thomas Turner. Behrens’ vocal style and stage performances are unique and uncompromising, and he has drawn early comparisons to Freddie Mercury and Prince. Turner is heavily influenced by electronic artists such as Daft Punk, Laurent Garnier and Green Velvet, as well as rockers such as The Animals, David Bowie, and The Clash. With their spectral blend of electronics, drums, guitar and vocals, they have emerged with a sound that is the culmination of past influence and present inspiration, and can only be described as BALLSY.
There tracks Sad Sad City and Silver City are awesome. Loving the Daft Punk type sound of Silver City. I would highly recommend you checking them out.
Listen: Streams of their albums at their official website.
Head over here and grab their two records delete.delete.i.eat.meat and Paparazzi Lightning.