Wednesday, December 16, 2009


    New Paltz indie rock is invading Brooklyn for my birthday!

    Here's the plan.

    December 23rd @ Silent Barn, 915 Wyckoff Ave. Ridgewood, NY
    Benefit for Showpaper

    Doors at 8pm

    9pm......John Warren
    1020pm...Lost Boy
    11pm.....Ghost Mall

    Show up. Get crazy. Have fun.


    Friday, December 11, 2009

    Basements and Best Friends

    A documentary about New Paltz indie Rock by Kaitlyn Day.

    Basements and Best Friends from Kaitlyn Day on Vimeo.



    PS We haven't had any new posts because Mediafire is really dicking me over right now. As soon as I find a way, I'll post some stuff.

    Friday, December 4, 2009

    FN Records Update #5

    First of all I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the Ghost Mall Tour 2010 Kickstarter Project. We are 58% of the way there!

    Sorry we've been so absent. The end of the semester is rough. Here is some news and some things to look forward to:

    -First of all, SHOW TOMORROW! 8pm at KITTY CITY in New Paltz. The lineup is The Whiskey Diary, John Warren, Wood Burning Stoves, feelings. and Ghost Mall. Get psyched! $3-5 donations.

    -We have a new contributor, Nikki Wertheim. She'll be helping with posting little album burbs etc. I used to work with her on The New Paltz Oracle. She rules.

    -Speaking of Nikki, her first post will be today. We are releasing the Wood Burning Stoves' EP.

    -There will be a winter compilation coming out. Keep an eye out.

    -QUARTERBACKS and John Warren are doing a split!

    -We are releasing Anthony Parks' record next week!

    -Ghost Mall has been recording. It is looking like a 6 song EP or whatever you want to call it. 4 songs are practically done. 2 have yet to have any work done on them yet. It's all going really well. We're looking at a February 2010 release.

    -Sunshower Orphans finally has their shit together! They have four shows lined up. Go see them. They are fantastic. Also, I heard they covered Ghost Mall at their last practice.

    That is all. Thanks for hanging in there!

    Sunday, November 22, 2009

    The MOST INTENSE Friendly Neighborhood Undertaking Yet!

    Sorry we've been so quiet lately. But here is something big!

    Here's the deal.

    Ghost Mall wants to go on tour but we're broke. So we teamed up with Kickstarter to procure some funds. Depending on how much you pledge, you get a different reward! If we don't make the $1000 then we don't get any of it. Also, the money you pledge does not get charged to your account until February 19th 2010. So if you dig Ghost Mall, we would be syched if you could pledge some of your hard earned funds.


    Sunday, November 15, 2009

    Social Networking Overload

    Add us on all of these things!


    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    A Very Friendly Neighborhood Show!

    Saturday November 21 @ THE CANTINA
    >GHOST MALL .................................myspace
    >>Family Lumber (LI) .......................myspace
    >>>John Warren (LI) ........................myspace
    >>>>QUARTERBACKS .....................myspace
    >>>>>Anthony Parks (Po-Town) .......myspace

    Church St. New Paltz, NY
    All Ages
    Suggested Donation: $3

    Monday, November 9, 2009

    SS-FNR002 - Sunshower Orphans - Polly Anastasia

    Sunshower Orphans - Polly Anastasia

    Sunshower Orphans is one of my favorite bands. It is only fitting that my favorite song is the a-side of this digital single. Sure, there may be a lot of bands doing the whole Loveless worshipping wall of sound type thing. But this isn't hero worship. This is learned pop prowess. "Polly Anastasia" is shoegaze at it's finest. Just wait until the ba da ba's kick in.

    Click under the album art to download.

    2/4/10 Update: This is no longer available on FNR because it will coming on on 7" in the near future. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    FN Records Update #4

    Small delay. Expect something in the next couple of days.

    Also, my good friend Nikki will be in charge of some postings. So if you see her name, don't be surprised.

    In the meantime, listen to QUARTERBACKS.

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    FN Records Update #3

    This is a quick one.

    Ghost Mall will be playing a few songs acoustic and getting interviewed on The Edge's Live n' Local radio show. If you live in the Hudson Valley, tune your dial to 88.7FM but if you live in the farther reaches of the state or country, go to and click "Tune In Live!" on the right side.

    If you miss the radio show, we will be releasing the songs we play on Halloween! Right here!

    Also, how is the new layout for the Web site? Is there anything missing or needed? Let me know.

    Quote of the day: “Are we supposed to stay on this toboggan slide to cultural hell or is there a way to reverse it?” -Howard Good

    Monday, October 26, 2009

    BB-FNR001 - Ghost Mall - Smiley Art Bootleg 10.17

    Ghost Mall - Smiley Art Bootleg 10.17

    The first entry in our Basement Bootleg series. These recordings come from the most recent show in the basement of the Smiley Art Building on our campus. No cops. Just rock. Seven tracks of Ghost Mall-y goodness. This is pretty rough but listenable. Enjoy.

    Original cover photo by Nikki Gertner.
    Click under the album art to download.

    Friday, October 23, 2009

    FN Records Update #2

    Hello again,
    So we have actually started stuff here at FNR. Moving to Tumblr was a fail. Something about it didn't quite sit right with me.
    As far as actual FNR updates, we have a number of new releases. Here they are:

    Literally Hours away - Ghost Mall - Smiley Art Bootleg

    11/02 - Sunshower Orphans - Polly Ana single (I am so excited for this one. "Polly Ana" is my favorite SO song.)
    11/09 - Wood Burning Stoves - EP

    Other news:
    -Minor Constellations mastermind Dean Engle has started a new band called Quarterbacks.
    -Our friends, Sharks Roar, are recording!
    -Math the Band and Data Dog are playing at Kitty City in New Paltz on 10/24. I want you to go to there.
    -Ghost Mall is actually recording from November 6-8 with DJ Teenwolf. This will be incredible.

    Get psyched,

    Sunday, October 18, 2009

    FNR003 - Fire to Wood - Upstate Revelry

    Fire to Wood - Upstate Revelry

    Fire to Wood is Mike Godici. He is a ramblin', travelin' man. At this very moment I have no idea where he is but I'm never surprised to hear that he's wandering around this country of ours. His music is for riding across state lines in a kind stranger's car. Travel-worn, cigarette stained front porch acoustic folk songs for loving and living in squalor.

    Album cover photo originally by Flickr user xoxoryan.
    Click under the album art to download.

    Monday, October 5, 2009

    SS-FNR001 - moon trees - gris/dogjoy

    moon trees - gris/dogjoy

    Synth, samples, and static remind us that when words fail, music explains things unspoken. Moon Trees' first digital single will lull you into an anxious sleep or keep you awake and thinking. The words "beautiful" and "free" now have a soundtrack.

    This is FNR's first release in our digital single series. I couldn't be happier having the inaugural release come from one of my closest friends (and band mate in Ghost Mall), Alex Letourneau.

    Click under the album art to download.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009

    FNR002 - The Wire Hangovers - We All Know You Got This

    The Wire Hangovers - We All Know You Got This

    Finally some new songs from the band formerly known as The Sweaters! Brian Deodat, Jon Greco, Tom Hanley and John Warren (Yep, same guy) have crafted an EP of perfect suburban punk rock gems. These songs were born from conquering frustration and regret. They are the realization that yeah, it can only get better.

    Click under the album art to download.

    Thursday, September 24, 2009

    FNR001 - John Warren - Survival Songs

    Here it is folks, our inaugural release. I couldn't have asked for a better way to begin.

    John Warren - Survival Songs

    What is there to say about this record? Honestly, I don't think I could say enough. This is music in it's rawest form. A man with his guitar sorting himself out between chords and broken strings. This is a record about living and almost giving up. This is a record for your closest friends to throw on as the night is winding down and your buzz is wearing off. This record will say to them all the words you're too embarrassed to slur.

    Click under the album art to download.

    Monday, September 21, 2009

    Upcoming Releases

    John Warren - Survival Songs
    Five heartbreakingly earnest songs. John dug down deep for this one. This record will destroy you. If you've ever had friends and dreams and you seem like sometimes you're failing at both, this is for you.

    The Wire Hangovers - Untitled EP
    Haven't even heard this yet. John Warren, Tom Hanley, Jon Greco and frequent Ghost Mall skins fill-in Brian "Roy" Deodat give us some fist pumping, basement born punk rock jams.

    Bug Bites - We Are
    Sideways pop songs by a man that I have only ever met once. Challenging but in the best way.

    bertnjerm - Shadamophone
    Fucked up and messed around. Sounds like two guys taking apart instruments and putting them back together wrong to create some strange tunes.

    Ghost Mall - Basement Bootleg I
    From our show on 09/18/09 at Kitty City. Recorded on a voice recorder. If you can wade through the massive volume and distortion, you'll love this.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    videos and news

    First things first, Ghost Mall is recording this weekend with DJ Teenwolf of Ninjasonik fame (or infamy?). We are psyched. Don't know what part FNR will play in this but there will be updates.

    Now onto the videos.

    These are from a July 24th show at The Tank in NYC. Ghost Mall, Sunshower Orphans and a band who will not be named because they are rude played.

    Both videos are by Kevin Korber at Eating the Document.

    Monday, August 10, 2009

    FN Records Update #1

    Greetings true believers,

    -Ghost Mall show tonight in White Plains! 9pm at the Wes Pac Space (255 Martin Luther King Blvd.) We are playing with Ninjasonik, The Genuine Imitations, Orphans and more TBA.

    -Our friend Anthony has some photos of Ghost Mall and Sunshower Orphans at various things, in trees etc. Check them out here.