Every puzzle comprises pieces of different shapes and sizes meant to interlock in all of the right places. Music forms in a similar fashion for The Ghost Club—yet founder Domenic Dunegan even personally shapes the pieces by hand. The Pittsburgh, PA singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist conjoins dusky analog synths, arena-ready guitars, and energetic vocals in a pastiche of eras and styles spawned by the eighties and forged in the twenty-twenties. After gathering over 10 million streams across platforms and building an audience of nearly 60K on social media, Domenic presents a deep and dynamic musical mosaic on The Ghost Club’s 2021 singles and debut independent EP.
In 2016, Domenic recognized the power of music. His dad took him to a Bruce Springsteen concert, and he left with his life changed. As a film student, a heavy workload took precedence, but he kept thinking about music, nevertheless. By 2018, he started to write and record songs of his own and The Ghost Club was born. Dunegan met producer Matt Squire [Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande] through Facebook and the pair cooked up a batch of tunes together. “This Bird Has Flown” eclipsed 1.6 million Spotify streams, while “Antique” gathered 1.2 million streams. An ironic post on Reddit captioned, “Hey, here’s a video my band made, and it kind of flopped,” kickstarted intrigue around “Same Graves.” Eventually, that track also amassed 1.6 million Spotify streams and more than 557K YouTube views, while New Noise Magazine likened him to “blues-y pop rock artists like Panic! At The Disco and IDKHOW.”
In the end, The Ghost Club delivers anthems that are as infectious as they are intriguing—just the kind of enigma alternative music needs.
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