Ghost Mice


Ghost Mice

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Name = Ghost Mice


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Origin = Bloomington, IN, USA
Genre = Folk-punk
Years_active = 2002–
Label = Plan-It-X Records, No Idea Records, Hill Billy Stew Records, Anti-Creative Records, Friends and Relatives Records, Valiant Death Records
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Current_members = Chris Johnston ("Chris Clavin")
Hannah Jones
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Ghost Mice is a two-piece folk-punk band from Bloomington, Indiana. Its members, Chris Johnston (aka Chris Clavin) and Hannah Jones, came from former pop-punk bands: The Devil is Electric and . Clavin and Jones, who played guitar and bass for OP:CC and TDIE, decided to create an acoustic band in the hopes that they could tour more easily and play almost anywhere. Instead of bass, though, for Ghost Mice, Jones plays violin.

Ghost Mice's lyrics mostly involve trying to hold onto a positive outlook on life in the midst of fear and depression. Common themes of their songs include riding bikes, eating healthy food, love, stealing, scamming, traveling, building sustainable radical communities, death, family, depression, and suicide.

Ghost Mice's records are available through Chris Johnston's record label Plan-It-X Records or the respective labels that released them.

The following is a quote from Ghost Mice:"We play 100% acoustic. We never use amps or mics (except at Plan-It-X Fest and on Oct. 28, 2006 for The fest V] ). We have been playing in bands together for about 7 years. We started Ghost Mice in 2002 because we tired of being restricted. We were tired of having to travel in big vans and depend on amps, PA systems and electricity. With Ghost Mice we can travel very light and we need nothing to play. We often play in back yards or on the street corner in front of the venue. We have toured the USA many times and we toured Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, France, Spain, Belgium, England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland) by foot. We hitch-hiked and took trains to all of our shows. It was fun and very liberating. We sing a mix of personal and political lyrics, we are anarchist, we are dedicated to the DIY ethic and the struggle to make the world a better place. We play music and travel for fun and to meet new people. Music is our lives. We love travel. We are nice and a little shy." [http://www.anti-creative.com/ghostmice/ The previous quote can be found here.]

Members

* Chris Johnston - acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica, toy piano, tambourine

* Hannah Jones - violin, vocals

Other members:
* Pascal Benvenuti - ukulele, mandolin, concertina, backing vocals
* Matty Pop Chart - accordion, drums
* Lily Richeson - cello
* Greg Wells - howling and breathing
* Eric Ayotte - mandolin

Discography

Full-Length Albums

* "Ghost Mice" - CDR - Plan-It-X Records, 2002 (out of print)
* "The Debt of the Dead" - CD - Plan-It-X Records, 2004
* "Europe" - CD - Plan-It-X Records, LP - No Idea Records 2006 "'

plits

* "Ghost Mice/Saw Wheel split" - CD - Hill Billy Stew Records, 2003
* "Rymodee/Ghost Mice split" - CD - Friends and Relatives Records, 2003
* "Ghost Mice/Defiance, Ohio split" - CD Plan-It-X Records, 2004
* "Pretty Hot/Ghost Mice Split" - CD - Anti-Creative Records, 2005 "'
* "Collection One: Fairy Battle" - LP - Valiant Death Records, 2006 (compilation of Ghost Mice tracks previously appearing on splits)
* "Ghost Mice/Paul Baribeau split" - CDR - Plan-It-X Records, Cassette tape - I Eat Tapes!, 2006
* Ghost Mice/Andrew Jackson Jihad -CD- Plan-It-X Records, 2007

Live Albums

* "Live At The Nest" - CD - DIY Bandits, 2006

Compilations

* "The Three Dollar Gallon" CD
Crafty Records, December 16 2006

External links

* [http://www.plan-it-x.com Plan-it-x Records]
* [http://www.hillbillystew.com Hill Billy Stew Records]
* [http://www.friendsandrelativesrecords.com Friends and Relatives Records]
* [http://www.anti-creative.com Anti-Creative Records]
* [http://www.anti-creative.com/ghostmice Anti-Creative Record's Ghost Mice Page]
* [http://www.archive.org/audio/etreelisting-browse.php?cat=Ghost%20Mice Live Ghost Mice Shows at Archive.org]
* [http://www.valiantdeath.com Valiant Death Records]
* [http://louisemitchels.free.fr Les Louise Mitchels - Pascal's jazz-punk band from Paris, France]


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