Local Love: Ghost Shirt's 52 Singles in 52 Weeks

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Yesterday I mentioned Jared Mahone's quest to post a new song online every week this year. That's impressive, but perhaps even more respectable is Ghost Shirt's 52 Singles in 52 Weeks project. The Treehouse-centric indie rockers are planning to record full-fledged studio tracks and give them away for free, one a week, for the rest of 2010. You can get them at DoneWaiting.com.

It's an almost impossibly ambitious endeavor, but the results so far have been splendid. From the first week, they've been bending and stretching the boundaries of what Ghost Shirt sounds like, which Branden Barnett said is the most exciting part right now. Read more about this in tomorrow's paper.

As if they weren't busy enough with the recording project, the band has three shows this weekend. First, they'll join The Jellyhearts and The Thrashers Friday night at Hal and Al's, 1297 Parsons Ave. (It should be noted that Barnett also collaborated with Jellyhearts and Thrashers members on a surprise two-song EP that's coming out at this show. Don't know where he's finding time for all this, but I like it.)

After playing Hal and Al's, Ghost Shirt will pack up their gear and play a second Friday gig The Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd. And they're on the schedule for Sunday's Hootenanny at Lost Weekend Records, 2960 N. High St.