The Music of Western Ghost House is a blend of ethereal indie rock and angsty folk-pop – is decidedly un-Latino, in the traditional or stereotypical sense. But the members (Jesse Pantoja, Andrew Romero, Steven Garcia, and Adrian Carillo) have roots in Latino communities all over Texas – from the Rio Grande Valley to North Texas and in between. They were all drawn to Austin at various times for various reasons, but they found a common purpose in creating a type of music that might not be expected from kids with Spanish surnames.
Western Ghost House self-released their first EP in the Spring of 2009 and are currently working on a new album, Kaleidoscope Tower. They recently released a video teaser for their upcoming music video and were featured on Austin Music Weekly this past July. The four young Latinos have come a long way since forming in Winter of 2008.
On Friday, August 19, Western Ghost House will be performing at Frank with Austin indie band One Hundred Flowers (12:00am) and San Antonio’s Cartographers (11:15pm). Cover is $6. All ages are welcome.
Listen to the early version of their new single “Branded” below.