Many good things have been happening and we’re checking in to tell you all about it. Most importantly, we are proud to release our official new music video for the single Cage off our (FREE DOWNLOADABLE) current EP “The Effect” and full length “The Domino Effect” due out this July on Dustimmoff Music! Like our Domino Effect video, Cage was directed and produced by our dear friends Ian Gelfand & Grayson Ross in an abandoned mansion on the north shore of our hometown Chicago with additional footage from New York City and Chicago occupy protest rallies.
We’re honored that myISH, a new YouTube Music channel dedicated to discovering new music, premiered the official music video for Cage today, Monday, April 23, 2012. Please consider sharing it with your network and click to enjoy!
In other Cage related news, we’re proud to say for the past month the song has been charting in the Top 100 on the Commercial Triple A charts due to adds and spins from loyal stations in Boston MA (WXRV), Aspen CO (KSPN), San Francisco, CA (KFOG), Atlanta GA (DAVE FM) and many others from coast to coast. Our #1 supporter WXRV had this to say:
“Cage is a radio hit from the first note to the last note. Incredibly catchy and full of hooks. At “The River” in Boston, we’re already 125+ spins into Cage with great audience reaction and a station festival date already booked. My chips are on Van Ghost to break out with Cage. What are you waiting for? Listen and hear for yourself!” - Mike Henry, Radio Consultant, Paragon Media Strategies
Van Ghost has also just released a few brand new videos! Our dear friends Ian Gelfand (American Pickers/Kings of Leon) & Grayson Ross (MTV/VH1) have teamed up to produce and direct an official music video for Domino Effect and our local video superstars Howey/Davis productions have put together Return To Innocence and Modern Day Love Affair videos using footage from Wicker Park Fest, North Coast Music Fest, & the Black Wednesday Affair at Schubas for our Thanksgiving 2011 show! Ian and Grayson also have a Cage video in the works that will be released in the coming months… so you’ve been warned!
To celebrate the release of the new EP & videos we are leaving on a March Tour of the South Eastern USA! If your town is not on this list don’t worry, we’ll be doing plenty more shows this year and are coming for ya!
That’s right y’all, this one has been burning a hole in our pocket for a few months and we are so proud to finally release it! Produced and Directed by our dear friends Ian Gelfand (Director of American Pickers on History, Kings of Leon “Use Somebody” live in San Francisco, MTV/VH1) & Grayson Ross (MTV/VH1) please enjoy (courtesy of Dustimmoff Music) the official music video for The Domino Effect now!
Happy new year and holiday season to all of our beloved fan ghosts and let’ get ready to do it to it together in 2012!!
On Jan 28th at the Congress Theater in Chicago, IL (for the first VG performance of 2012) join our very own Michael Harrison Berg and his longtime collaborator Chris Gelbuda for a rare and intimate acoustic duo set supporting some of our very favorite acts in Americana Music (Drive-By Truckers, Dawes, Joe Pug, Bailiff, & many others!).
If you are an aspiring songwriter and want a chance to perform at this event alongside VG and several others you have a few more days to enter the “Last Banjo Standing” Contest. (You do NOT need a banjo in your ensemble to enter or perform, it’s just a clever name). Here is the link hosted by our buddies over at DO312: http://do312.com/lastbanjostanding
Happy new year again and thank you all endlessly for your support in 2012, it is priceless and beyond appreciated.