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Holy Ghost!

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Friends since attending elementary school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser were members of Automato, a rap group whose last releases, including a self-titled album released in 2003, were produced by the DFA's James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy. After Automato dissolved, Murphy and Goldsworthy encouraged Frankel and Millhiser to continue pushing toward dance music. Push they did; Frankel and Millhiser co-produced the warm and melodic “Hold On” with the DFA -- settling on the Bar-Kays-referencing Holy Ghost! just prior to the vinyl pressing stage -- and released it on the DFA label in October 2007. "I Will Come Back," their second single, didn’t come out until 2009 but made an impact with its video -- a remake of the indelible clip for New Order's “Confusion,” a snapshot of New York’s clubbing scene (with producer Arthur Baker reprising his role). The four-track Static on the Wire EP followed in 2010, continuing the duo’s uncanny ability to evoke the colorful, layered sound of early- to mid-‘80s club music. In 2011, Holy Ghost! released a self-titled album that included some of their previously released songs, as well as a guest appearance from the Michael McDonald on the closing "Some Children." By that point, Holy Ghost! had also become one of the more prolific remix teams; they had re-worked (in some cases technically covering) tracks by MGMT, Moby, Cut Copy, Phoenix, the Juan MacLean, and Murphy's LCD Soundsystem. Their second album, Dynamics, was released on DFA in 2013. ~ Andy Kellman
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Holy Ghost!

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Albums by
Holy Ghost!

Top Songs by
Holy Ghost!

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Wait and See
  3.   Hold On
  4.   It Gets Dark
  5.   Do It Again
  6.   Some Children
  7.   Dumb Disco Ideas
  8.   Hold My Breath
  9.   Okay
  10.   I Will Come Back
  11.   On Board
  12.   Teenagers in Heat
  13.   In the Red
  14.   Don't Look Down
  15.   Bridge and Tunnel
  16.   I Wanna Be Your Hand
  17.   1 For Edgar
  18.   Dance a Little Closer
  19.   Say My Name
  20.   I Know I Hear
  21.   It's Not Over
  22.   Jam for Jerry
  23.   Slow Motion
  24.   Changing of the Guard
  25.   I Know, I Dub
  26.   Static On the Wire
  27.   It Must Be the Weather
  28.   Cheap Shots
  29.   Crime Cutz

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