Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater
"...More than that, it's a wild-beyond-dreams successful collaboration and collusion that manifests in Ghostland Observatory, Austin's resolutely independent two-man band that has sold out every local venue smaller than the Frank Erwin Center and bigger than Emo's. Eschewing labels and management, they've conquered the ABC festivals – Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, and Coachella – and even the modern mother of live music gatherings, Lollapalooza..."
"...Aaron Behrens has reached a turning point in his career. Still on leave from Austin’s ever-popular Ghostland Observatory, the singer’s vastly different rock band hits full stride this coming week..."
"...With South by Southwest’s Music Conference just 40 days and nights away, artist announcements now arrive like clockwork. Today’s batch of 156 acts brings the total to an estimated 1,412 and includes ATX electro-pop warriors Ghostland Observatory, hyper-literate folkie Suzanne Vega, and four-time Grammy-winner Pat Benatar and hubby Neil Giraldo...."
"...What better way to celebrate 420 than with Snoop Dogg getting twisted with two local institutions – Willie Nelson and Ghostland Observatory?..."
"...Quick, connect the dots between Christopher Cross and Ghostland Observatory using San Antonio psychedelia as a reference! Answer? Engineer Chet Himes...."
"...While there are some big stages to fill (Bon Iver at the Paramount and Ghostland Observatory at Stubb’s, both on Sunday, Oct. 4), chances are they’ll go fast..."
"...Saturday morning finds Aaron Behrens waiting to soundcheck with Ghostland Observatory, the electro outfit that’s taken him around the world for the past 12 years. After a hiatus for most of 2013-14, GLO again constitutes a harmonious unit..."
"...Ghostland Observatory wasn't supposed to play the 2006 ACL Music Fest; the Austin duo was added to the bill only after a last-minute cancellation. Yet as their set drew to a close, it was already clear theirs was a career-making show...."
"...I've just read the current review of the Ghostland Observatory album by Audra [Schroeder] ["Texas Platters," Music, July 15]. Thanks, but no thanks..."
"..."We just piled things on top of each other and went back and forth that way until we felt like the songs were done," Lambert says. "I'm not sure how it's going to work out yet." Austin PowellGhostland Observatory..."
"...Taking the stage at a sold-out ACL or any big festival for that matter is nothing new for Aaron Behrens. As the bombastic braided belter for local laser pop duo Ghostland Observatory, Behrens trotted across massive platforms at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Coachella, and ACL in 2006, 2007, and 2009, when they turned Zilker's muddy lawn into a massive dance floor closing down a rainy Saturday night..."
"...Deviants from the DJ this year include confounding Swedish rapper Yung Lean (Sun.), computer-enhanced instrumentalists STS9 (Fri.), lysergic electronica artists Thievery Corporation (Sun.), and swaggering electro pop duo Ghostland Observatory (Sat.). The latter, a once-breakout local act lately snoozing on hiatus, plays its first local gig since 2012...."
"...Ghostland ObservatoryCodename: Rondo (Trashy Moped Recordings)..."
"...Ghostland ObservatoryLive From Austin TX (New West)..."
"..."I've done a half a dozen mash-ups so far. The first was 'Ghostface Observatory,' which combines Ghostface Killah's track 'Be Easy' with Ghostland Observatory's 'Midnight Voyage.' What's funny is that I did it as a joke when a friend of mine said I ought to try doing a mash-up..."
"...Ghostland Observatory frontman Aaron Behrens has signed with Bismeaux Records, the local label owned by Asleep at the Wheel boss Ray Benson. Behrens' new rock project, the Midnight Stroll, debuted last October at ACL Fest, bearing little resemblance to the glow stick electro-pop of Ghostland, which had been inactive for over a year before popping up on a bill near Denver at Red Rocks last Friday..."