Ghostland Observatory have announced their new album, See You Later Simulator, will be released September 7, via Trashy Moped. The new album will mark the group’s first album in eight years.
According to Vents Magazine, vocalist Aaron Behrens says of the new record’s concept, “I’ve always been on the sci-fi edge of things, which is just a reflection of being a child of the ’80s and growing up with video games and computers, but also remembering a time before those things were common. I think all of that comes into play on this record. It’s a real comment on what’s going on right now, and on trying to figure out what’s reality and what’s a Simulation.”
The Austin Texas duo have four previous studio albums including delete.delete.i.eat.meat (2005), Paparazzi Lightning (2006), Robotique Majestique (2008) and Codename: Rondo (2010).
In April 2013, the group announced a hiatus on their Facebook page, saying, “Yes it is true. We are on hiatus right now. Bathing and relaxing in the cosmos. Rejuvenating our spirits and soaking in the cosmic rays. Much love to all our GLOheads out there. See y’all in the future.”
In addition to the new record. Ghostland has also announced an upcoming tour starting in Tulsa, OK September 26 and concluding in Brooklyn, NY November 10.
Check out the group’s new song, “See You Later Simulator,” and a list of tour dates below.
Ghostland Observatory 2018 Tour Dates
08.18.18 Austin / 14th Annual Batfest w/ Mike Jones and more
09.26.18 Tulsa, OK / Cain’s Ballroom w/ Gibbz
09.28.18 Denver, CO / Ogden Theatre w/ Gibbz
09.29.18 Boulder, CO / Boulder Theater w/ Gibbz
09.30.18 Aspen, CO / Belly Up Aspen w/ Gibbz
10.02.18 San Diego, CA / Music Box w/ Gibbz
10.05.18 Los Angeles, CA / Regent Theater
10.06.18 San Francisco, CA / August Hall
10.08.18 Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom w/ Gibbz
10.09.18 Seattle, WA / The Showbox w/ Gibbz
10.11.18 Anchorage, AK / Bear Tooth Theatre w/ Gibbz
10.12.18 Anchorage, AK / Bear Tooth Theatre w/ Gibbz
10.26.18 Dallas, TX / House of Blues w/ Gibbz
10.27.18 Houston, TX / White Oak Music Hall (downstairs) w/ Gibbz
10.29.18 Birmingham, AL / Saturn w/ Gibbz
10.30.18 Atlanta, GA / Terminal West w/ Gibbz
10.31.18 Nashville, TN / Cannery Ballroom w/ Gibbz
11.02.18 Carrboro, NC / Cat’s Cradle w/ Gibbz
11.03.18 Charlotte, NC / Neighborhood Theatre w/ Gibbz
11.06.18 Washington, D.C. / Sixth & I Historic Synagogue w/ Gibbz
11.07.18 Boston, MA / Paradise Rock Club w/ Gibbz
11.09.18 Philadelphia, PA / Underground Arts w/ Gibbz
11.10.18 Brooklyn, NY / Warsaw w/ Gibbz