Holy Ghost! performing at North Coast Music Festival in Chicago, September 5, 2010
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Synthpop, nu-disco, indietronica, alternative dance|
|Associated acts||The Juan MacLean|
Millhiser and Frankel both grew up on the Upper West Side of New York City and attended elementary school together. They were later part of a hip hop group called Automato. Automato's debut album was produced by James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy of DFA. After the release of the album, Automato "kind of fell apart". However, Millhiser and Frankel kept working on music. Initially it was going to be more hip hop work, but decided to create music with vocals and poppier arrangements. The name Holy Ghost! was selected just before the pressing of their debut single "Hold On" in November 2007. The single was described by Resident Advisor as "one of the dirtiest little Italo tunes you're likely to hear this year".
The duo continued to work on various remixes for the likes of Moby, Cut Copy and MGMT. Their second single, "I Will Come Back" was initially released in conjunction with Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound record label. A video was made for the single that is a shot-for-shot remake of New Order's "Confusion" video, including Arthur Baker reprising his role from the original. The song was later included on the Static on the Wire EP, released on the 18 May 2010. The duo also began to play live, starting with a tour with label mates LCD Soundsystem.
- Static on the Wire (2010)
- The Remixes Vol. 1 (2009)
|"Hold On"||2007||Non-album single|
|"I Will Come Back"||2009||Static on the Wire|
|"Hold On"/"On Board" (Friendly Fires vs Holy Ghost!)||2010||Non-album single|
|"Say My Name"||Static on the Wire|
|"Do It Again"||2011||Holy Ghost!|
|"Wait & See"|
|"Hold My Breath"|
|"I Wanted to Tell Her"||Non-album single|
|"It's Not Over"||2012||Holy Ghost!|
|"It Gets Dark"||Non-album single|
|"Dumb Disco Ideas"||2013||Dynamics|
|"Teenagers in Heat"||Non-album single|
|"Bridge & Tunnel"||2014|
|"Spectacle Wins"||Only Fools and Horses|
|"I Love to Move in Here"||2008||Moby|
|"Business Acuman"||In Flagranti|
|"Hearts on Fire"||Cut Copy|
|"Moon Song"||They Came from the Stars I Saw Them|
|"I Can See"||Jazzanova featuring Ben Westbeech|
|"Of Moons, Birds and Monsters"||MGMT|
|"The Deep End"||2009||Curses!|
|"Drunk Girls"||2010||LCD Soundsystem|
|"Love Get Out of My Way"||Monarchy|
|"Somebody to Love Me"||Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. featuring Boy George and Andrew Wyatt|
|"Moments of Excellence"||2011||Black Van|
|"Drop Me a Line"||Midnight Magic|
|"Working the Midnight Shift"||2013||Donna Summer|
|"Let Go"||RAC featuring Kele & MNDR|
- Nick Millhiser
- Alex Frankel
- Chris Maher – guitar, percussion, background vocals (2010–present)
- Erik Tonnesen – synthesizers, background vocals (2010–present)
- Sam Jones – synthesizers, percussion, background vocals (2011–present)
- Jim Orso – drums, background vocals (2011–present)
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- Burns, Todd L. (November 9, 2007). "Holy Ghost! – Hold On". Resident Advisor. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- Rees, Thomas (July 9, 2009). "Holy Ghost!'s "I Will Come Back" Vid". XLR8R. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- Breihan, Tom (April 27, 2010). "Holy Ghost! Remix "Drunk Girls", Tour With LCD Soundsystem, Release EP". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- Maguire, Chris MUG5 (February 3, 2010). "Holy Ghost! Reveal Album Art, Plot U.S. Tour with Cut Copy". AltSounds. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- "Holy Ghost! Makes Room for Us". Interview. February 3, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2011.