ghostplay an experimental ambient electronic rock band based out of Sacramento,CA .

Described as having a sound with "80s-era goth and new-wave touches—very Joy-Division-meets-Bauhaus-meets-The Head on the Door-era Cure" (Rachel Leibrock, Scramento News & Review).  Their songs feature a catchy playful lead guitar, a moving rhythm guitar, dancy rhythmic drums, each textured with dark, ambient vocals. "Each one [song] tends to follow an arc, rising and falling with varying levels of intensity and feelings. Sections build off of each other, like waves of an ocean" (Arron Carnes, Sacramento News & Review).

"...the perfect, aptly timed jams for another restless summer" (Niki Kangas, Submerge Magazine)

"The five-song EP has a lazy-hazy spacey-shoegaze feel, with a polish of good production" (Melody Stone, Capitol Public Radio)

"Slow moving psych expedition turns into a spectacular firework finale - awesome trip!" (Turn Up The Volume music Blog) 


The band released their debut e.p. on July 10th, 2015 via Noise Loves Audio.  During 2014 the band worked with producer/engineer Monte Vallier of Ruminator Audio in San Francisco, CA. Monte Vallier (former bassist of indie rock bands 'Swell' and 'Half Church') has also worked with other notable bands such as 'Weekend', 'Slowness', 'Vaniish', 'Wax Idols', 'Mall Walk' and 'Young Prisms'.


For booking info: ghostplaymusic@gmail.com


Press Links:

Sacramento Bee - Camaraderie, inclusion on the bill for Sac Ladyfest 2016 - By: Chris Macias - 7/14/2016


10 Sacramento bands to Keep your eyes on - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco - By: Aaron Carnes - 5/17/2016 -

SF Bay Weekly Picks (April 4 - April 10, 2016) - Foundwaves

The Blog That Celebrates Itself - '33 with ghostplay - An Interview' - 03/14/2016

Diamond depositis blog feature on the song "My Halo" from the '33'ep by ghostplay - 2/6/2016

50thirdand3rd - Record Of The Day - Psychedelic Voodoo W/ ghostplay - Featuring 'Too Much' by ghostplay - 02/04/2016

On Pirate Satellite - 'Josh's Digital Bin #2' - Featuring 'Patience' by ghostplay - 02/02/2016

The Revue - Weekend Showcase 2.03 - Featuring 'New Monday' by ghostplay - 01/31/2016

Turn Up That Volume Music Blog 'Seven in the mix' - Featuring 'Patience' by ghostplay - 01/30/2016

Sacramento News & review - 2016 Sammies Nominees List

The Revue - The Matinee January 27th, 2016 - By: Wendy Redden

Sacramento News & Review - Eight Gigs - by: Steph Rodriguez - 01.13.2016

Austintayeshus Blogspot - Podcast Favorites of 2015 (songs) - featuring: 'New Monday' by ghostplay

Austinayeshus Blogspot - Discogs - Favorites of 2015 (Albums) - Includes: '33'ep by ghostplay

Sacramento News & Review 'Darkness is as darkness does' - By: Jaime Carrillo / '33' EP Review - 07.16.2015

Capitol Public Radio: Sacramento's Dark Ambient Indie-Rockers, Ghostplay, Release Debut EP - 07.09.2015

Sacramento News & Review - Eight Gigs: Ghostplay - 07.09.2015

Submerge Magazine: Ghostplay Flaunt Post-Punk Influences On Their Debut EP - 07.07.2015

Noise Loves Audio: '33' EP description / review - 2015

TUBE Magazine: ghostplay - Live Performance Review - By: Melissa Uroff - 06.08.2015

Sacramento News & Review Feature - By: Aaron Carnes - 12.18.2014

Sacramento News & Review gig Feature - By: Rachel Leibrock - 05.30.2013

SacAlt Magazine article "Sacramento Three way" - By: Lovelle Harris - 10.28.2013

Sacramento News & review - 2013 Sammies nominees list

Sacramento News & review - 2015 Sammies nominees list