“The membership of We the Ghost have more chemistry than Breaking Bad.” - Steve Watkins, Fort Worth Star Telegram.
“They” say We The Ghost is post-rock, but what does that mean? Essentially, it means that this decade has ushered in a new sound that is leaving all the previous versions of rock ‘n roll in the past, and We The Ghost is at the forefront of this new musical revolution. Their music brings together the cool of indie rock with the beats of hip-hop, the drowning enthusiasm of dubstep, the funk of reggae, and the forever catchy lyrics and melodies of pop music.
Success always begets growth, and that is just what the band did in 2013. They began reaching way beyond Tulsa and took their music to surrounding markets, including performances at SXSW in Austin, TX and co-headlining the Texas State Fair the night of the Red River Rivalry between Oklahoma University and Texas. They also played in Dallas, Oklahoma City and Ft. Smith, AR. March of 2013 brought them the opportunity to open for Imagine Dragons at the University of TuIsa Reynolds Center in front of a sold out crowd of 8,000 screaming students and locals fans. Their crowning achievement came at the end of the year, though, as their new album Sinking Suspicion won 2013 ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR at the L.A. Music Awards at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood, CA.
When asked about the experience, lead singer Beau Tyler expressed, "It was amazing enough to win band of the year at our local 'Absolute Best of Tulsa' awards, but we never thought we'd win such a high honor on a national scale, let alone even be nominated. We completely lost any element of cool when they announced our name. We all jumped up like 1st graders, screamed, and started hugging each other right there in the audience."
Needless to say, We The Ghost was thrilled to be the recipients of this prestigious award on the red carpet in Los Angeles. As a result, their first single off that album, the title track “Sinking Suspicion,” is being played on radio stations all across the U.S.A. The music video for "Sinking Suspicion" has since also been viewed over 50,000 times in only 2 months!
Previous awards for We The Ghost have included Best Indie Rock Band, Song of the Year, and Best Male Vocalist at the 2012 Absolute Best of Tulsa Awards, and they won Band of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Male Vocalist (Beau Tyler - 2nd consecutive year) at the 2013 Absolute Best of Tulsa Awards. We The Ghost has always had a great relationship with the media. They have been heard in Tulsa on Z104.5 The Edge, 106.9 K-Hits, 97.5 KMOD, Tulsa Community College Radio, Fox23 Daybreak, Fox23 Great Day Green Country, and KTUL Ch. 8’s Good Day Tulsa. In Oklahoma City, they have performed on KSBI-TV's Oklahoma Live. They also received the cover of the Urban Tulsa Weekly magazine and a feature article in October of 2013. A perfect culmination for a year that started out with We The Ghost being named to the "Top 100 list of people" in their home town editorial.
The band has also been busy the last couple of years playing high profile festivals in Oklahoma and around the nation, such as the Center of the Universe Festival, Rocklahoma, Free Tulsa Music Festival, Blue Rose Riverfest, South By Southwest, and Sundance Film Festival. In June of 2013 they had the honor of opening for Paul Banks of Interpol at the historic Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, and then in November for Aranda at the Cancer Sucks Concert.
As of January 2014, We The Ghost is ranked on ReverbNation.com’s indie chart as #1 Locally in Tulsa, #20 Nationwide and #26 Globally. This is a band on the rise and there seems to be no stopping their quickly growing popularity. In Spring and summer of 2014 they will be co-headlining the Tulsa Music Festival at Guthrie Green, performing full length concerts on the prestigious Red Bull, Pandora, and Heart of Texas stages at South By Southwest, and later in the year an overseas tour to capitalize on their popularity in England, Indonesia and Poland, among other countries.
- Written by Matt Eidson
Unfortunately tonight's FB live event on the Tyler's Ghost page has been postponed to the same time tomorrow (Thursday). My lady and our little girl are leaving town for 4 days tomorrow afternoon so I'm going to spend the evening making fart noises to make my baby laugh and cooking for my woman so she doesn't forget to keep loving me ;) I hope you all understand.
- Beau Tyler
It's official! Songwriting for our next album is finished. We The Ghost is locked, loaded, and will be returning to the stage soon with all of your favorite Ghost tunes and several new songs as well as two new members to introduce you all to!
Beau Tyler and Jocelyn Rowland will be performing together tomorrow on Friday, May 5th, from 8 PM to 11 PM at Lefty's On Greenwood in downtown Tulsa, OK. The show is free and all ages. The show will feature some of your favorite We The Ghost songs, some unexpected covers (that usually sound nothing like the original), and lots of improvisational jamming. See you there!
New Album Update:
Pre-production for our newest album is going amazingly. We've never clicked the way we are right now as a band. And that is in no small part due to the addition of our newest members Blake Jarman (bass guitar) and Thomas Donavann Nickles (saxophone). We have been busy narrowing down from 25 songs to our favorite 12 that will eventually make the new album. This is the first time since our very first album that we have had this much time to make a record and it definitely shows. So excited for you all to hear what we're working so hard on! Even more excited to bring these songs to the stage.
This picture has absolutely nothing to do with this post other than the fact that I love it.
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There's nothing quite like coming back from a break to create a new album. You're collectively creating something from nothing which means you really have to lean on each other.
The difference, though, is that when you've taken a break you wonder if you've "still got it". Man, did we put that question to rest last night as we finally all circled up in the same place for the first time since last Fall. We can easily say we did not miss a beat and are in the top form of our career.
We are so happy to welcome saxophonist Thomas Donavann Nickles and bassist Blake Jarman to the band! They have fit into this band like no one outside of our core-founding-members ever have before. Dain, Matt, Jocelyn, Bradley, and I (Beau Tyler) couldn't be happier to go on this next journey with them.
We are so excited to make this next We The Ghost album for you. It will definitely be our most vibey, groovy, record.
What if I were to tell you to you that the first song we are working on for this next album is called "We're All Going To Hell" and that it's a sequel to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang?
Sometimes you just need a moment apart to appreciate how much you need to be together. Well, after almost a year of playing it low-key, it looks like we are finally ready to settle back down and make a new record. Lots of amazing changes and new faces coming! :) Anyone else as excited as we are? #WeTheGhost #TheBoysAndTheGirlAreBack #StayTogetherForTheKids #TheNextChapter