Alt-electronic artist Must Be The Holy Ghost, the solo endeavor of North Carolina native Jared Draughon, has announced his new EP “Overflow” will be released on September 16th via Cardigan Records. A video for the first single “Melt Down” can be found on Draughon’s YouTube channel, or below.
Draughon, who engineered and mixed the EP himself, will be following up his 2014 debut album “Get Off.”
The video for “Melt Down” highlights Draughon’s signature live performance and features visual artist Evan Hawkins using water and food coloring on an overhead projector to bathe the show in multiple swirling colors. Fans will have a chance to see the liquid light show in action on the upcoming EP release tour (dates below). Pre-order “Overflow” now on iTunes, and Amazon.com. You can get your hands on a limited-run vinyl version at the Cardigan Records’ website.
Must Be The Holy Ghost (MBTHG) is the just latest vehicle for North Carolina’s longtime sonic traveler Draughon. Layered electronic rhythms are fused with thick looping guitars and soaring vocals, a sound both intricately crafted with ever-shifting landscapes. After fronting touring with bands in Brooklyn, NY and Chapel Hill, NC for the last decade, Draughon began his unorthodox approach to a solo project in 2012. MBTHG has since opened for various acts including The XX, Torche, Whirr, He is Legend, House of Fools and William Tyler.
Live MBTHG consists of Draughon on stage with various pedals and an array of different amps to build layers of guitar and vocals over tight drum loops. Within the limitations of loop music, Draughon manages to create unusually structured and complex songs with distinct movements, largely through his gift for melody. Impassioned vocals, often stacked in multiple harmonies, draw you into a world that is far from constrained by the underpinning loops. MBTHG often teams up live with analog visual psych artist Evan Hawkins to unfold a narrative bathed in swirling colors. In 2014 Cardigan Records released MBTHG’s debut album, “Get Off”, which showcases the loop-based art while still maintaining songs with emotional conviction.
9/16 – Greensboro, NC @ Urban Grinders
9/17 – Wilmington, NC @ Satellite
9/19 – New York, NY @ Berlin
9/21 – Allentown, PA @ Alternative Gallery
9/23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Back Bay Brewing
9/24 – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage
9/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Mockbee
9/27 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
9/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Foam
10/1 – Springfield, MO @ Front of House
10/4 – Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle
10/5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/7 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
10/18 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
10/11 in Los Angeles @ Residence
10/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Harvard & Stone
10/15 Long Beach, CA @ 4th Street Vine
10/20 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
10/21 – Fort Worth, TX @ Shipping and Receiving
10/26 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
10/29 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor