After three years of anticipation, DFA’s Holy Ghost delivers a set of nu-disco classics with their debut EP, Static On The Wire. Dropping today, 18 May 2010, its slick, retro stylings go beyond the surface, capturing the dance-floor grandeur of Giorgio Moroder and Bobby O with “Say My Name” and “I Will Come Back.”
Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel established their name as deejays and remixers, reworking tracks from Moby and MGMT to Phoenix. Having supported electronic musician The Juan Maclean, the two (bonafide perfectionists known to nerd out on their tons of gear and equipment) have fully developed their live act and the work paid off. We caught the Brooklyn-based duo performing for the first time ever this past weekend in the basement of Damon Dash’s TriBeCa studio for an intimate, sweaty crowd of about a hundred. With Alex on vocals and keys, while Nick attacked the drums like a machine, their show mixed the energy of a house party with the polish of experienced musicians—to awesome effect.
Catch Holy Ghost yourself when they tour with LCD Soundsystem this summer. Static On The Wire sells from Amazon.