Jukebox the Ghost
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Hailing from Philadelphia, Jukebox the Ghost writes a fresh breed of melodic pop tunes driven by fiery rock momentum. With quirky lyrics and inventive songwriting, fans and critics have drawn parallels with the pop sensibility of Elvis Costello, the flamboyance of Queen, the wit of They Might Be Giants, and the creative rock of The Flaming Lips.Read More...
Jukebox the Ghost is a Washington, D.C.-born, Brooklyn-based three-piece rock band. The band consists of Ben Thornewill (vocals & piano), Tommy Siegel (vocals & guitar) and Jesse Kristin (drums). Since 2006, Jukebox the Ghost has toured extensively.
In 2003, Ben, Tommy, and Jesse met while attending George Washington University. Shortly after, they formed a band called The Sunday Mail. They took a semester's break to study abroad, and re-formed upon returning as Jukebox the Ghost. They came up with the name after combining lyrics from a Captain Beefheart song and a line from the book Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov.
In 2008, they released their first album "Let Live & Let Ghosts", and began playing new songs in concerts.
Jukebox the Ghost recorded a cover of Ace of Base's "Beautiful Life" for Engine Room Recordings' compilation album Guilt by Association Vol. 2, which was released in November 2008.
Following their tour with Ben Folds in early April 2009, they began their headlining tour in the UK with Nightmare of You. They began their headlining tour with Jenny Owen Youngs back in the United States on April 30 in Chicago, IL. This tour lasted into June, at which point they temporarily stopped touring to concentrate on their next album, "Everything Under the Sun." The band began recording for the new album on September 29th, 2009 at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
In February 2010, Jukebox the Ghost toured across Europe with Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches. This was followed by a separate tour in the United States with bands Tally Hall and Skybox. They will begin touring once again in late May 2010 with the band Free Energy, and will be playing at Lollapalooza in Chicago this August.
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- LyricsI want it, I need it, I want somebody
I want it, I need it, I want your eyes to turn
I need it, I want it, I want somebody, baby
Now this is my turn
I dont want any more doors
- LyricsJump into that water and see for yourself
Take a deep breath and hold it in, hold it in
She's got a secret and she wants to tell
But I made a promise to hold it in, hold it in
Baby, I'm in love and maybe it's not to tell
- LyricsI think that I would like
To invite everyone I've known
Dead and alive
To a street where we can be
- LyricsYou've got your guards and they've got their guns
They're overworked and you've
Never ever won a thing in your life
I've got my dreams and I've got my sleep
And I've been promised a pill
- LyricsHow much can you fit under your skin?
How much can you fit under your skin?
I wish you were dead babe I wish you were dead
I can fit two, I can fit two...
I can fit two people under my skin
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