Thursday, December 17, 2009

An early xmas present...

While we were on tour last spring we got asked to do a remix of Van She's cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper." (A remix of a cover, how post-modern.) The deadline was really tight though, so the only way we could do it is if we rented a studio in Paris and worked there for the 5 days we had off. Luckily, we found a place we could work on such short notice.

We didn't have ANY of our usual gear with us (let alone our hard drive!), so we built this thing on foreign equipment: old ludwig kit, roland jupiter 6, fender bass, roland sbf 325 stereo flanger, percussion, old upright piano, and of course, a space echo.

In the end it worked out....I think. Here's the free high quality MP3 .

Happy Holidays Y'all,


P.s. If you want to get us anything, we would totally like THIS

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Love Cant Turn Around / Pump Up The Volume

Last night we were on Eli Escobar and Stretch Armstrong's radio show "Delancey Music Service." After the show Eli recommended we check out the documentary Pump Up The Volume, which chronicles the early days of House music. One of the best parts of the film is the story behind "Love Can't Turn Around," the classic Farly Jackmaster Funk track with Daryl Pandy on the mic. Clip form the film and Houseapella below:

Tape head


Monday, December 14, 2009


I want to cover this...

...with Pat on drums, Gavin on his modular, Morgan on Rhodes, Justin on guitar and the DFA Celestial Choir on gang vocals for the chorus. It would be so awesome.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


It's that time of year again. Let's do this New York!


...and you shall receive.

Jazzanova - I Can See (Holy Ghost! Remix Instrumental)

Friday, December 4, 2009


Hello Friends,
Sorry we've been bad about posting regularly lately. It's been a rough month…

So, as Alex mentioned below, we made a mixtape of all our remixes. We made 200 of these cassettes, kept 100 to give to friends and gave 100 to Turntable Lab to sell. 50 will be sold via their excellent website and 25 copies will be made available in both the New York and LA stores. As an added bonus, anyone who buys one gets a free copy of the limited edition, full artwork, blind embossed, Michael Vadino designed "I Will Come Back" 12". We pressed 500 and these are the last of them and the only copies being made available to the public. Go cop it all here

As another bonus, here are some unreleased versions of a couple of the remixes we found sitting around on the computer...

Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire (Jerry's Drum Dub) World's greatest drummer + 2 Space Echoes + Two Spring Reverbs = Nice.

Moby - I Love To Move In Space (Space Echo Return Dub) Just a bunch of pretty bits recorded directly to the super worn out 1/4" tape in a Roland Space Echo.

Only Fools & Horses - Spectacle Wins (Holy Ghost! Extended Disco Dub) When we did this remix we made two versions fearing the label wouldn't like the vocals we added. Luckily they did and that version got released. This is the alternate, instrumental, way more dubby version that never saw the light of day.

Hope you enjoy.

Lots of love,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Australia Dates Cancelled

To anyone who was hoping to catch a HG! show in Australia over the next few weeks, we regret to inform you that our gigs have been canceled.

Last week our dear friend and musical partner jerry fuchs ( drummer of !!!, the juan maclean, turing machine, maserati, holy ghost!) passed away in a tragic accident here in NYC. Due to these events, we have canceled our a Australian tour to be here in NYC with friends and family during these hard times. We regret this immensely. As you can imagine, this past week has been a long, awful blur and rather suddenly we realized we're just not ready to travel so far from home for what seems like an impossibly long period of time. We love Australia and are grateful to have had the opportunity to visit last year. Hopefully we'll be back again soon and we'll get a chance to make this up to you.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding.


Alex and Nick

Holy Ghost!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Starts in 45 minutes. Buy a $10 wristband and drink draft beer all day.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jerry Jams With A Double Kick Pedal

The Juan Maclean played at a club in Switzerland who mistakenly rented us backline we didn't need. Oddly, the backline also included a double kick pedal. No matter, Jerry was stoked. Never seen anyone set up his drums so quickly or with such glee.

love nancy

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thank You Jerry

So there is no confusion:

Last night Jerry Fuchs, our friend and our drum hero, passed away. Jerry accidentally fell from a freight elevator in Williamsburg Brooklyn and was not able to survive the intense trauma caused by the fall. Nick and I entered the building about the time the fall occurred. We found him in the elevator shaft. We held him and talked to him and went with him to Bellevue Hospital. Heartbreakingly, the doctors were unable to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead at 3:33 am.

My last text message exchange with Jerry went like this:

Me: Gerard, will you be coming alone tonight or do you need a +1?
Jerry: I will b coming with my friend J tonight. Let me know if that's a problem. Seriously.
Me: Not a problem!
Jerry: Dude, I know ur list is tight. Let me know if you can't swing it and i will just buy a ticket at the door.
Me: Its fine! We got it
Jerry: Thanks dawg.
minutes later....
Jerry: Thank u, thank u, thank u.

This exchange was typical of Jerry: Always apologizing unnecessarily, endlessly thanking me for no apparent reason, relentlessly polite in a world in which manners have largely been replaced by irony and sarcasm. Of course you wouldn't assume any of this from watching him play drums.... He was terrifying. A machine. A beast. Uncivilized. Rude. A savant. When he got MIDI IN and MIDI OUT tattooed on his forearms I wasn't surprised in the least. In fact, I remember thinking, "Oh, so there they are!" - - as if Jerry had finally revealed the secret to his precision and syncopation.

Jerry was the star of every band he played with and will be painfully missed by those bands and a vast network of friends, family, and of course, musicians and music lovers, worldwide. My deepest sympathies go out to his family in Georgia.

Jerry: Thank you, thank you, thank you...


Saturday, November 7, 2009