Biography

Ghost Simpson formed in the Bronx in 2014 with Lee Chernowetz on synthesizers and guitars and Melissa Chernowetz on vocals and synthesizers. Ghost Simpson makes sonic storytelling with a sound that has been described as captivating, ethereal, powerful, dark, and expressive. Melodies draw from folk music, soul and pop.

Their first release the EP Ghost Simpson features explorations into the barrier between the living and the dead. Joined by Greg Meisenberg (A Fucking Elephant, Maid Myriad) on drums, it is their first journey into the netherworld.

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GHOST SIMPSON: Self-Titled EP Review – Sonic Abuse

Ghost Simpson is an exploratory EP that introduces the band that is its namesake perfectly. There are reference points here from the progressive synth experiments of acts like Banco De Gaia and System 7 to the ambient dub of The Orb (themselves explorers of the space originally occupied by the likes of Pink Floyd and Yes). […] It’s a dark, brooding, gothic atmosphere the duo conjure, the music rooted in the post-punk experimentation of the early eighties […] a woozy style that recalls a dark underground nightclub where the blues-loving patrons have all been doped with ketamine and left drooling for a night of psychedelic noise and half-observed flashes of distorted reality. […] In this age of endless derivation, GHOST SIMPSON have tapped into something truly different.” – Sonic Abuse

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Exclusive: Stream GHOST SIMPSON’s “The Silver Arrow” – American Aftermath

“New York-based moody synth duo Ghost Simpson are set to release their debut self-titled EP on December 1 via Nefarious Industries. Lee and Melissa Chernowetz, with the aid of drummer Greg Meisenberg (Maid Myriad, A Fucking Elephant), craft ethereal and Gothic soundscapes on this semi-conceptual release in which each song tells a supernatural tale. We at American Aftermath are stoked to bring you the opening cut from the EP, “The Silver Arrow”. Pulsating electronics and ghostly synths make up the bulk of this tune spearheaded by Melissa Chernowetz’s crooning.” – American Aftermath

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GHOST SIMPSON Announces Debut EP, Out Dec 1st on Nefarious

Happy Halloween! On this eve of All Hallows’, Nefarious Industries is proud to announce the addition of NYC-based Ghost Simpson to our eclectic roster. Ghost Simpson formed in the Bronx in 2014 with Lee Chernowetz on synthesizers and guitars and Melissa Chernowetz on vocals and synthesizers. Their sonic explorations into the barrier between the living and the dead have been described as captivating, ethereal, powerful, dark, and expressive. Melodies draw from folk music, soul, and pop. Their self-titled debut EP, featuring drummer Greg Meisenberg (A Fucking Elephant, Maid Myriad), will be released December 1st.

Ghost Simpson

“NYC duo Ghost Simpson‘s impressive debut EP is a highly gothic affair; haunted electronic soundscapes swirl above the beguiling vocals of Melissa Chernowetz. Her seductive narratives of terror and the unknown at once create ethereal pleasure then unease.” – Pseu Braun, WFMU, NJ

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Ghost Simpson – WFMU

“NYC duo GHOST SIMPSON‘s impressive debut EP is a highly gothic affair; haunted electronic soundscapes swirl above the beguiling vocals of Melissa Chernowetz. Her seductive narratives of terror and the unknown at once create ethereal pleasure then unease.” – Pseu Braun, WFMU, NJ

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