Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Review Contest

The Ghost And The Grace Review Contest



So here is how this works. I have noticed that a lot of you guys out there have your own websites, profile pages and blogs, and obviously I know that I lot of you out there also have Behold! A Pale Horse because I hand packaged every single one. What I am looking for the the most insightful review of the Behold! A Pale Horse by The Ghost And The Grace. This does not mean the most glowing review. If you give it a 1 out of 10 but you can back it up with thoughtful and relevant insight into the music, then you could win; vice versa, if you give it a rave review but don't know what you are talking about, you won't win. The person who can most thoughtfully dissect the record will win a free The Ghost And The Grace T-Shirt shipped to them anywhere in the world. All you have to do is post your review in your blog, website, profile etc. (anywhere where it actually stays up, not a bulletin or tweet) and then send a link to GhostAndGraceLive@gmail.com

You have until the afternoon of August 6th, so get to work folks!

- Daniel

If you don't have the record to review, click here to buy it!

Rehearsal Video



Here is a quick little video of The Ghost And The Grace getting ready for our first shows. Thanks a lot to Haylee for editing and shooting this.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Band

The Ghost And The Grace rehearsals have been going amazingly, and I couldn't be more thrilled with my excellent live band. They are some of the best musicians in town and equally good friends, so in honor of them I though I would do a post for you guys to check out all of their other musical endeavors and projects.

Ryan Soukkala also played Drums in the legendary Lands Farther East, as well as Idiot Pilot
Drew Fitchette rips guitar in Rooftops... HARD.
Sarah Jerns is Pan Pan. She plays trumpet and keys, sometimes at the same time.
Ian Imhof get's things done for Clickpop Records. He also slays the tambourine and sings backup vocals.
Chris Newton shreds guitar, and blogs about it right here.
Paul Latham holds down the bass, and is definitely not this guy.

If you get the time check out eveyone elses other projects. I am going to be posting a date for the worlds first Ghost And The Grace show in the next coming days. Stay tuned!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Miles Fisher's Take On Talking Heads And American Psycho

Apparently, somebody decided to take one of my top three favorite songs of all time, and combine it with American Psycho, one of my top three favorite movies or all time. Needless to say, I am stoked. Check out Miles Fisher's cover of "This Must Be The Place" by Talking Heads, and the accompanying music video in which he expertly parodies Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman. Musically it is actually a very, very cool take on the already phenomenal song, and even though this guy is mostly known as the Tom Cruise look alike from Superhero Movie, the acting is fantastic.



Little known fact: Before recording almost every scream vocal take on Wolves, I would sit alone and listen to the original version on this song.

This song and a few others can be downloaded for free at MilesFisher.com

Friday, July 24, 2009

43 Minutes In Heaven

The other day I sat down for an interview with Joel from Idiotfans.net, over iChat, and it ended up being a 43 minutes long! I don’t know why any of you guys out there would be interested in hearing me ramble on for 43 minutes, but if that sounds like something you are into then check it out below. We cover a lot of ground, from The Ghost And The Grace lyrics, to production techniques, and even a few questions about the next Idiot Pilot album. Big thanks to Joel for putting this together.

Interview w/ Daniel Anderson of The Ghost And The Grace from Joel Rogers on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Beyond! A New Course

Hey everyone, I just wanted to give you the heads up to check out an interview that I just did for ContactMusic.com. It was featured on the front page this morning but has since been replaced with Will Ferrel. The article is still there, though, so check it out! Thanks so much to Jordan Dowling for writing this.


CLICK HERE TO READ THE INTERVIEW

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sufjan Stevens Releases The BQE!

Sufjan Stevens seems to have been keeping things low key lately, it's been 4 years since his modern classic, Illinois, hit #1 on the US Heatseekers chart, with not much more than a Christmas box set being released during the years in between. Not even so much as an announcement to the subject of his next piece to the dauntingly ambitious "The 50 States Project".

But then again why do a whole state when you can just focus on one stretch of road? Sufjan is releasing a DVD film and accompanying soundtrack to The BQE, his symphonic tribute to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and it's all going to be available on on October 20th through Asthmatic Kitty Records.

There is a trailer for the film that was just posted online and it is absolutely beautiful. Musically, this seems very akin to Aaron Copeland who, as most of you readers already know, is my all time favorite composer. Enjoy!

THE BQE- A Film By Sufjan Stevens from Asthmatic Kitty on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Is the Myspace ship sinking?

I don't know. But apparently everyone is heading to Facebook. In that case, would you care to become a fan of The Ghost And The Grace over there?



Just click on BECOME A FAN!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ghost And The Grace Live Band NEEDED!



Still looking to fill a few slots for The Ghost And The Grace live band. If you would like to be a committed member of this very active band and live in the Bellingham area, shoot me an email at GhostAndGraceLive@gmail.com. We are still looking for:

Banjo/Mandolin/Acoustic Guitar player


We need someone to switch between a few of the acoustic instruments for each song, we already have the banjo and mando for you to use and if you are a good guitar player then they are not to hard to get a grasp on with a little practice. Mostly you would be rocking the banjo.

Horn Player


We already have the most bad ass trumpet player in the world, but she is also the most bad ass key player in the world and it is just not possible to do both at the same time, all of the time.

Strings


I am open to anything from cello to violin, if you want to come rock out, let me know!

Hopefully I will hear from some of you guys soon!

- Daniel

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dave Chappelle Mysteriously Appears In Portland

Apparently, Dave Chappelle showed up in Portland last night for an impromptu comedy show on the street in Pioneer Square. Armed with a just tiny amplifier and a mic, he showed up at around 12:50 to a crowd of nearly 4,000 people who all heard about the show through Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. So rad. Here is the video.

Dave Chappelle at Pioneer Square

Monday, July 13, 2009

Eli Roth's 'Bear Witness'

This is excruciatingly old but I finally just stumbled around onto it. By now most of you have probably gathered that Eli Roth is my favorite director, despite my semi-disappointment with Hostel 2 (although, I think that it is pretty hard to live up to the first one.) Anyway, Roth has some amazing quotes in this and it is definitely worth the watch. Just check out this little gem:

"I have a terrible Tim Allen movie that I want to make called 'Bear Witness'. About a bear that witnesses a mob hit and Tim Allen is the lawyer and the bear's got to stay at his apartment."

Artist on Artist: Josh Brolin & Eli Roth

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Behold! A Pale Horse Out Now!

Today marks the official release of the debut album from The Ghost And The Grace, Behold! A Pale Horse! Check them out below, and if you haven’t already, head over to the store and pick yourself up a copy of the record! Shipping immediately!

Click here to buy





Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Piranha 3-D

In 1975, Steven Spielberg's Jaws took the world by storm, bringing blockbuster credibility to the horror genre and opening the floodgates for years of knockoffs about over-sized or insatiable creatures of the deep. From my personal favorite, Orca: The Killer Whale! to the comedy/horror romp, Piranha.



Piranha is currently being remade by on of my favorite new directors, Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes and the unfortunate Mirrors), and it sounds like it is going to be amazing. Unlike his other films which are notable for their ruthlessly dark tone, Piranha is going to be more of a popcorn film in the vein of "The Frighteners, Braindead, (and) Gremlins." It probably doesn't hurt that it is in 3D either.

I am pretty stoked on the thought Alexandre has put into the upcoming films campy, pop culture cameos. First there is Ashlynn Brooke, who the faint-of-heart and the under 18 probably should not Google, and who I only really mention just so I can boost up the severely lacking "picture of babe" quotient in this blog. Second, apparently Christopher Loyd has been cast as a kooky old guy, which is probably already worth the ticket price right there. But most impressive is, frankly, one of the most bad ass, full circle crossovers I have ever heard of.

In an homage to Jaws, the film that started it all, Richard Dreyfuss will briefly reprise his role as everyone's favorite marine biologist, Matt Hooper. Yes, I'm serious, that Matt Hooper. The one who's gonna need a bigger boat.

Alexander had this to say about the cameo in a recent interview with ShockTillYouDrop.com:

Shock: How much screen time is Richard Dreyfuss going to have in this?

Aja: You'll see. It's very funny because it's an unofficial, indirect sequel or spin-off [of his Jaws character]. So, it's funny.

Shock: Did it take much convincing to get him on board?

Aja: When you write a character and you think about an idea... When the idea for Richard Dreyfuss to play this part came to us, we couldn't imagine anyone else. The studio really supported us in that decision to get him. From the glasses, to the outfit, to everything you'll see.



I officially cannot fucking wait.