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There Are Ghosts in the Studio

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When four guys and a girl, who were all born in the ’70s, got their groove on with hits of the ’90s and became "super good friends," what evolved is the band self-described as “indie pop, college rock with a bit of jangle and noise” – aka There Are Ghosts.

To have a listen and watch their creative chemistry as they perform, check out the group’s 22-minute set shot during its appearance on WFYI’s Small Studio Sessions. They played on the program a week ago, featuring their The Clock End and The Woman in the Wooden Chest.

WFYI's Jill Ditmire interviewed the band to find out a little more about what makes them tick, and you can hear that conversation on the FM 90.1 under Small Studio Sessions.

Five great friends, none of whom are new to performing with local bands, played together for the first time when they formed There Are Ghosts.
  • Five great friends, none of whom are new to performing with local bands, played together for the first time when they formed There Are Ghosts.

Lead vocalist Gwynneth Reitz introduces the band's members. She covers lead vocals and is part of the husband-wife duo with Anthony Reitz on guitars and vocals. And then there’s drummer Mike Theodore, Bass player Andrew Mahoney and Jonathan Harmon on guitars and vocals.

To catch a live performance, head to the State Street Pub (243 N. State Ave.) on Saturday, Feb. 27th at 9 p.m.

To watch additional Small Studio Sessions from the past year, visit the WFYI website for details. And check back each month for new concerts to come, including a recording by Tony Styxx and another featuring Scott Biram.

As a way of continuing to support the local music scene, WFYI will host a stage at the Hi-Fi during the Fountain Square Music Festival next month – March 25th.

NPR's Tiny Desk Contest is currently in the judging phase right now. The Tiny Desk Contest was the inspiration for the local Small Studio Sessions last year, after more than 60 Indiana bands entered the competition.

As for February's featured Small Studio Sessions band, There Are Ghost was eager to show folks their work. It comes at a perfect time, as the band will record its new KO in March, which will be released the first Tuesday of next month.

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