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Jukebox The Ghost

Jukebox The Ghost Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson
Jukebox The Ghost Learns To Embrace Their Inner Pop

“We enjoy writing pop songs. That’s our game. So this record was the fullest expression of that as a mission statement.” You gotta love a band who knows who they are and embraces it. That mission statement is what the Washington, DC based band Jukebox The Ghost has been driving towards since their first recordings in 2008. Ben Thornewill on vocals and piano, Tommy Siegel on vocals and guitar, and Jesse Kristin on drums met at George Washington University and are just releasing their self-titled fourth album today. The Cafe’s Michaela Majoun asks about their tendency to be piano driven and how competition was good for their songwriting. Live performances come from the stage of World Cafe Live.

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The Great Unknown
Made For Ending

Recent Release: Jukebox The Ghost
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Label: Yep Roc Records