Thanks to our friends at We Shot J.R. for the heads up on Denton's Ghosthustler. It's extremely rare that we get this psyched about a North Texas band, especially when the dudes have never played a live show and we're forming our opinion on the promise of a couple of myspace tracks. But it happens that those two (presumably demo) cuts hold their own with a lot of the Ed Banger and Kitsune stuff we've been getting into lately, while also boasting the immediate accessibility of the eminently danceable synth-pop stuff that the blogs are going nuts over these days (think Chromeo or Junior Boys). Not so coincidentally, some of the aforementioned artists are cited as influences on Ghosthustler's myspace, but they aren't biting by any stretch, as you'll be able to hear for yourself. We can't decide which song we like better, so download "Parking Lot Nights," then take a listen to one more at the band's myspace:
Ghosthustler Parking Lot Nights
Ghosthustler plays their first live show tomorrow (Saturday) night at Rubber Gloves in Denton. We Shot J.R. promises more info on these guys in the very near future (UPDATE: here's their review of Ghosthustler's first show) so check back with them.
Dallas, start your Friday night with the Central Booking DJ's Sober + $elect at Adikt for The Vicious Cycle art show from 6-9 PM. (Free) Beverages will be provided. Then head over to the (free) afterparty at the Monkey Bar. Free.